Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D., has been the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Research Scholar Award from the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Among her numerous appointments at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she is chief of the Division of Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics, and chair of the Child Neurology Division Chief Search Committee. A resident of the New England area, Dr. Luzuriaga received her undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at the Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children of Tufts-New England Medical Center and her post-graduate training with a research fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where she now holds an associate professorship in Pediatrics. She is board-certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Luzuriaga is a longstanding member of several of the National Institute of Health's Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Groups, for which she has chaired the Primary Therapy Research Agenda Committee. She is also serving on the Pediatric AIDS Foundation's Children's Research Fund Advisory Committee. Among her numerous professional affiliations, she is a member of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the American Association of Immunologists. Dr. Luzuriaga has worked tirelessly as a principal investigator on numerous research grants throughout her career. Among her current projects are studies with the National Institutes of Health and the Pediatric AIDS Foundation on vertical HIV infection. She has been invited to give lectures nationwide and has authored and co-authored many articles, editorials, and book chapters. Dr. Luzuriaga has received grant funding from NIH, Elizabeth Glaser, PAF and Boehringer Ingelheim and has consulted on behalf of Boehringer Ingelheim, Agouron and Glaxo-Wellcome.

Categories Covered:Women, People Under 30, Conceiving and Having a Baby, Legal Issues

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twin pregnancy and HIV treatment

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By Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

IS THIS FOR REAL!!??

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Natural Birth for HIV+ Woman

What are the risks for an HIV woman that has already given birth by C-section over 2 years ago and wishes to have a natural birth this time? Her count is very low almost undetectable.

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The Pill

Does the birth control pill (Yasmin) affect the accuracy of HIV blood test?

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question of life n death?

Dear Doctor, My husband, 30 yrs old tested HIV +ve thru ELISA and Western Blot in Nov 2006.His CD4 count is 249.has tb of the lymph nodes.undergoing treatment for the same. We have a 13month old son.I tested negative with Elisa test in the 8th month ...

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VAGINAL THRUSH

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Artificial insemination or Unprotected sex?

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vaccine for Cervical cancer/HPV?

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Do I have HIV?

OK I am 17 years old i had sex with two guys one in January of 05 and then started with the other guy in march i contracted an STD from one of them but i dont know who. I got tested but i have lower back pain and cloudy discharge so i was just wonder...

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