Woulds Hiv Or Aids Show Up Through A Blood Culture

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Can a blood culture identify hiv?

I recently had to undergo an hiv test in a foreign country. The test result revealed that I was positive.The hospital asked me for a second blood sample saying they wished to culture it. However they did not tell me the result of the culture even...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Antibody tests are more sensitive and accurate then blood culture for HIV infection. You can culture HIV out of the blood, but it requires a certain expertise and equipment to do it properly. Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous
...already disdabled with a chronic disease. I did not care. Dr. insisted beacause of meds I was on. Many tests later and finally a blood culture I was told I was positive. Cell count over 1,200 since 1990. Went down a few times when I was ill... Read more »


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