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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann

Infectious Disease
Baltimore, MD
19 years experience male

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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
It depends: An std acquired and treated 2 years ago may cause a positive test result. Tests for syphilis usually remain positive after treatment. Antibody tests for herpes will also remain positive. If a test for chlamydia or gonorrhea is positive it is likely that either the std was not completely treated originally or re-infection occurred. Either way, treatment is needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Yes: Influenza b virus is a respiratory virus spread by coughing, etc. The two main types of influenza occurring during "flu" season are influenza a and influenza b. Influenza b often causes more GI symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Not right treatment: Most colds are caused by viruses (coronavirus, rhinovirus, etc). Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. There are no agents that specifically treat colds. Rest, good food, and treating symptoms like congestion or sore throat is the best approach.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hoffmann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hoffmann is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, OR
Graduated 2002MD
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