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Dr. Donice Libby

Infectious Disease
VA
19 years experience

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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
No: No. HIV is not transmitted through casual contact as you described.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
TB: TB screening is recommended if you have been in close contact with a person with active TB in their lungs. If exposed in the last 8 weeks, the initial test may not be positive as your body may not have mounted an appropriate response to the exposure yet. Testing should be repeated at 3 and 6 months. A positive test should be followed by a chest x-ray and in depth discussion with your PCP.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Rash: It is unusual for HIV to initially present as a rash limited to the hands. Rashes to the palms of the hands can be associated with syphilis, hand-foot-mouth disease, strep infections, or other viral infections. as well as non-infectious causes. If you have been exposed to HIV or any other STD, seek advice and further testing from your PCP or health department.

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2002MD
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