Episode 10- November 25th, 6 AM
Hosts, Yamila Constantino and Dr. Eliscer Guzmán, are joined by Dr. Amarilis Lugo, an infectious disease and HIV/AIDS expert from The Mount Sinai Hospital, who explains the importance of early detection of sexually transmitted diseases in lowering the risk of contracting HIV. In “Caso Clínico”, patient Marianela Gratero tells us about her battle with obesity and her journey to live a healthier life.
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Luz Amarilis Lugo, MD
HIV/AIDS Specialist of ¡A tu Salud!
Dr. Luz Amarilis Lugo is an assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine. As a physician at Mount Sinai’s comprehensive HIV clinic, Dr. Lugo works tirelessly to spread the word about HIV/AIDS prevention among her patients, especially Latinos. Alongside her colleagues, Dr. Lugo works on highly disseminated research that aims to lead to the introduction of a new drug for the treatment of these infectious diseases.
Dr. Lugo graduated Magna Cum Lade from the University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor in Science, and went to the Ponce School of Medicine, obtaining certification in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Lugo is an integral part of several committees and she continues to give back to the community through her volunteerism through multiple health based organizations.