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Dr. Donice Libby

Infectious Disease
VA
20 years experience

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Infectious Disease

Languages spoken

English

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9 Answers
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 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... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 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 initia... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
UTI: A urine culture should be performed to identify the organism and its sensitivities to antibiotics. You may need a longer duration of antibiotics outsi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
No: No. HIV testing requires a specific test. The usual method is a blood sample, but there are several approved tests using oral swabs. If you are in dou... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
Other causes: A new HIV infection can present with flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, enlarged lymph nodes) about 2-4 weeks from exposure. ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
Recurrent infection: If smaller than the size of a quarter most boils will resolve on their own. You can use a warm compress to help release any pus from the area. You may... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
Read protocols: Trials are highly controlled to monitor for potential side effect of medications and interactions with other drugs as well as cure. It is legal to tes... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
Risks: Receiving oral sex has minimal risk for HIV transmission. However, while no clear link has been established, risk is increased with the presence of an... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donice Libby
20 years experience
Bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that is frequently found on the skin and in the environment. Oxacillin is an antibiotic in the penicillin ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Top Infectious Disease Specialist, First Place, Virginia - Spring
2015
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