Dr. Joel Gallant

Infectious Disease
Santa Fe, NM
38 years experience male

Locations

Southwest CARE Center

Santa Fe, NM

Address

649 Harkle Road, Ste. E, Santa Fe, NM
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Joel Gallant is associate director of Specialty Services at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and adjunct professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is an expert on HIV infection and AIDS, and has published and spoken widely on the subject. He is author of many papers and books, including a book for lay readers: "100 Questions and Answers About HIV and AIDS." His interactive blog on HIV-related issues is at http://hivforum.tumblr.com.

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Infectious Disease

Internal Medicine

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
It's fine: It's harmless, and your scrotum will survive. If you get a rash, then you'll know not to do it again. One thing to be aware of is that fungi like mo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Not the treatment: Back when we treated gonorrhea with oral drugs, we used a single dose. But now there's too much drug resistance, so the recommended treatment is a sin... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: A p24 antigen would not be positive within 3 days of exposure. By the time the antigen is positive, you're already infected and it's too late for pep... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: Bv is not an infection that can be passed to men...Mainly because they don't have the 'v.'.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: There's no contraindication.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No harm: I don't know how you define "excessive, " but i can assure that you can't do yourself any permanent harm from masturbation. Take a few days off, and i... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Dirt: The vector is dirt that contaminates a wound.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
You don't: You don't need to worry about ringworm on cloth surfaces. Ringworms come from common skin fungi.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No recommendation: We cannot recommend specific doctors on this site.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Geography: In the U.S. It's called acetaminophen, but just about everyone else calls it paracetamol
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Sex necessary: You have to have sex (sleeping is optional). You can't get HIV just by living on the planet.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Get tested: Dark skin scars don't tell you anything about his HIV status. But you should both get tested, and should be using condoms if you don't know each othe... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No gas: You don't get gas in your scrotum. I can't tell you why you're having scrotal pain, but it isn't gas.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: A missed period after an sti generally means that you got more than just an sti from your encounter.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Wrong: I've never heard such a thing, and it makes no sense. The most common cause is dryness and chafing due to excessive washing and wiping. The treatment... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
A, B, and C: A: fecal-oral transmission (contaminated food, sex, children with dirty fingers), causes acute hepatitis, preventable by vaccine. B: transmission by ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: There's no such thing as toxoplasma igg infection. Toxoplasma igg is a lab test that tells you that at some time in your life you were exposed to the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Probably: As long as she's healthy, it should be ok. (a good source of iron!).
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No such thing: There's no such thing as a cold in the back. A cold is a respiratory infection.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: H. Pylori does not cause boils.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
None: Antibiotics won't usually work to treat infected cysts. The cysts usually have to be drained or removed.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Depression: I can think of many, but that's unlikely to convince you because you sound depressed. People who are depressed find no enjoyment in life and have no h... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Get tested: You should see a doctor. Conditions to be considered include prostatitis (an infection of the prostate) or proctitis (infection of the anus). Procti... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Your body knows: I can only answer with a common interchange between doctors and patients: "doc, it hurts when I do this." "then don't do it!".
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Gastritis or ulcer: The most common cause would be an alcohol-induced gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining), but it could also be a bleeding ulcer, which can als... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Smallpox scars???: Smallpox was eradicated from the planet in 1979, and the last case in the U.S. Occurred in 1949. With all due respect, if you really had smallpox, yo... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Doesn't matter: It makes no difference whether you sweat or not.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are not recommended for the majority of cases of sinusitis; decongestants being more important. Since antibiotics are often placebos, it's... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: Sperm can cause pregnancy if introduced into the vagina, regardless of whether it happens with a penis, a hand, or a turkey baster.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Not necessary: While some people can develop allergic reactions or respiratory symptoms with exposure to molds in the environment, including houses and buildings, th... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: Clindamycin is treated with Azithromycin or doxycycline.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
B and C: There are drugs that can treat hepatitis b (tenofovir, lamivudine, telbivudine, adefovir), and there are drugs that can treat and cure hepatitis c (ri... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
None: There are no long-term effects. You get sick, then you get better.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes, indirectly: Pid is often a complication of gonorrhea or chlamydia. So if she was treated but you weren't, you could give her the infection again, which could lead... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Smallpox vaccine: The smallpox vaccine is used to prevent smallpox, but it's no longer routinely given because there's no smallpox on the planet.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: You don't get it in water.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Candida: Candida, a common yeast. Thrush can occur in people with immunosuppression, such as HIV infection. It can also occur in diabetics, people taking antib... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes and no: It's extremely serious if you get it. But since the disease has been eradicated frm the planet, it 's not a serious concern.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Quantity?: Drinking every day is not necessarily a problem. The problem is when you drink too much every day. Your husband might just be a regular drinker or h... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No: You don't need to fast.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Can't give a number: If you use a condom...Very low.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Various tests: The easiest and most commonly used tests are nucleic acid amplification tests (naats), which can be performed on urine, rectal swabs, vaginal swabs, a... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Wait or treat: If it hurts to play, you'll have to "take five" (wait it out). Anti-herpes drugs can speed healing if taken soon enough.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, no problem.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
She probably has it: If it's really hsv-1 rather than hsv-2, your partner probably already has it anyway; most adults do. She can find out for sure with an antibody test.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Depends: It's hard to say without knowing what it is. Perhaps you should see a dermatologist. Freezing with liquid nitrogen might be an option.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Coccidioidomycosis: Valley fever is lung infection caused by coccioides immitis, a common fungus typically found in the deserts of the southwest of the United States and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Not common: The only thing i can think of would be a mislabeled specimen, a clerical error on the lab report, or a contaminant in the lab.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Yes: You can have just one.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
Infection v. pain: Acyclovir cream is a cream containing an anti-herpes drug. It's sometimes used to treat cold sores, though it's less effective than oral anti-herpes d... Read More
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Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 22, 2022
Touching drie blood at medical laboratory (as student) Touching my pen after it . Puti my pen (no visible blood) on my desk at home .Clean my desk with wet napkin. 12 day later touch same spot on my d...Read More
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Mar 22, 2022
Touching drie blood at medical laboratory (as student) Touching my pen after it . Puti my pen (no visible blood) on my desk at home .Clean my desk with wet napkin. 12 day later touch same spot on my d...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Although my entire explanation of the surgery. That wws done in my shoulder and tumor removal. Thanks for your opinion. I dont like the service.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Went to an infectious disease specialist ,gave me no medicine,so i thought it would go away ,wrist and hand destroyed. Melbourne fl. Doctor.
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Thank you ! I was worried my six months negative would turn positive later but this settles my fears. Partner also tested negative after six

Education & Training

Residency

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Baltimore, MD - Winter
2013
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, Baltimore, MD - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, New Mexico - Summer
2013
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