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Dr. Henry Selke

Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
San Jose, CA
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Jose, CA

Address

360 S. Market St, #711, San Jose, CA
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About

Bio

Dr. Selke is board certified in internal medicine and infectious diseases and has an interest in hospital medicine and international medicine. Hank founded a non-profit organization in Kenya in 1998 that focuses on AIDS education, healthcare, primary education and small business development. He has an interest in the use of technology in the delivery of health care.Outside of work Hank enjoys playing ice hockey and traveling. He's spent time in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Jamaica, Singapore, Peru, Australia and Europe. Hank hopes that he's able to provide useful educational information on Health Tap.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

Infectious Disease

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
35 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: People get gonorrhea by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has the infection. Gonorrhea can be transmitted even if a man does not eja... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: When someone is first infected with HIV they can have a flu-like illness. People can live many years without having any symptoms until their immune sy... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
HIV testing: Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in th... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Determine cause: You should encourage your friend to see a doctor to find out why they are thin and weak. The possible causes are many: infection (tb, hiv, leishmanias... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Treatment of chlamydia with Doxycycline requires twice daily dosing for 7 days. If the full course of therapy is not completed, there is less chance o... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Good hand hygiene: A 2009 study from india published in the international journal of infectious diseases noted that staphylococcus aureus could survive on paper currency... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donov... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Yes: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Hiv is a medical condition that has effective treatment. People can live with HIV like other chronic medical problems. Find a doctor that specializes ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: The centers for disease control is a good reference to learn more about cmv: http://www.Cdc.Gov/cmv/overview.Html.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Want: Want to avoid getting sick with the flu? Talk to your doctor about the flu vaccine.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: For people who have never been vaccinated against rabies, post-exposure vaccination should always include administration of both passive antibody and ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: "swine flu" viruses do not normally infect humans, but human infections with "swine flu" have occurred. These viruses are called “variant viruses.” bo... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donov... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
HIV testing: Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in th... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Effective treatment.: A large part of the world's population is infected with helminths (aka worms) such as ascaris, whipworm and hookworm. Diagnosis is made from a stool ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donov... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
No: These are two different tests. A separate test would have to be ordered to check for clostridium difficile.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Herpes B virus?: Is this is what you are referring to? It's also known as herpes b, monkey b virus, herpesvirus simiae, and herpesvirus b. If so, b virus is commonly f... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Depends: Tb is spread through the air from person to person when a person with TB in the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes or talks and another person breaths in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
6-9 months: Treatment for active TB consists of an initial phase of two months with four medications (rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol). This is foll... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Travel Clinic: Be sure to get set up to see a doctor that specializes in travel medicine or infectious diseases prior to your trip. They can review the recommendatio... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genot... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: All TB drugs can cause rash. How the rash is handled depends on the severity of the rash. If minor rash, or itching is main problem, then often times ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: There are several different theories. One is that the foreskin may be more susceptible to tearing during sex, which could be the entry point for hiv. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
About: About 1500 people in the us are diagnosed with malaria each year, and most are returning travelers.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are bli... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Penicillin g is the medication of choice for treatment of syphilis in any stage for people without a penicillin allergy. The schedule of penicillin g ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Close contact: Mrsa is usually spread through contact with someone’s skin or personal items (towels, razors, etc). Mrsa is more likely to be spread in situations whe... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not ne... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Epstein-barr virus is one of the most common human viruses and is the cause of infectious mononucleosis (aka "mono"). Symptoms of mono include fever, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
See below: Besides visting a travel medicine clinic prior to trip, also check to see if there are any travel advisory warnings in the countries (travel.State.Go... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted infection. The centers for disease control estimates that every year in the United States there are 82... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Group a strep" (aka streptococcus pyogenes) is a bacteria that can cause "strep throat" and skin infections. Also serious infections in the blood, mus... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Yes: Culture has historically been used for diagnosis but recent advances in science have allowed easier diagnosis through testing of the urine (nucleic ac... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not ne... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms include fever, chills, and a flu-like illness. If not treated, people can develop... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: A urinary tract infection (often called uti) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
HIV window period : Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: The incubation period for the flu is between 1-4 days. This means that people can pass along the flu to others before they even know they are sick, as... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are bli... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Antibiotics should not be given for viral infections since they are used to treat bacteria and do not treat viruses. Some viruses have treatments (hiv... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
No HIV cure.: But the good news is that HIV is a medical condition that has effective treatment. People can live with HIV like other chronic medical problems. If yo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
HIV window period : Most people develop HIV antibodies within 2-8 weeks of their infection. The average is 25 days. 97% of people will develop detectable antibodies in th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
See below: Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive bacterial infection most commonly caused by actinomyces israelii. These bacteria normally colonize the mouth, co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
Red Cross guidelines: Red cross states in regards to international travel, "wait 12 months after travel in an area where malaria is found. Wait 3 years after living in a co... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: Trichinosis is caused by eating raw or undercooked meat of animals infected with a worm called trichinella. Shigellosis is caused by bacteria called s... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Selke
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 years experience
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not ne... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Selke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Selke is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 17, 2021
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you ! I am a believer in immunizations, but my daughter has 4 children (8,6,4,2) and none have received immunizations. Sad !
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Thanks for your quick reply! Sorry but actually my question is not whether it is or not, but why? (The reason or explanation)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for being here , you are appreciated. New diagnosis for me.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist , First Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Infectious Disease Specialist , Second Place, California - Summer
2013
Top Infectious Disease Specialist, Second Place, California - Spring
2017

Affiliations

Infectious Disease Society of America
Society of Hospital Medicine
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