Ringworm: A Fungus Among Us

A very common skin ailment first thought to be the result of a worm infecting the skin is known as ringworm. This condition is not actually a worm at all, but a fungal skin infection that is contagious and can spread from person to person. It can be treated with medication but it is important…

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PrEP: A brief review

The transmission of HIV can be prevented if proper steps are taken. The disease is well understood and the methods of transmission have been extensively studied. The importance of understanding prevention is that once HIV is contracted, there is no current cure. While the disease can be treated and life extended, it is better to…

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HIV testing basics

I have been a primary care physician for close to 20 years and trained in an era where HIV treatment was in its infancy. The life span of an infected individual has been extended dramatically and I have many patients in their 70’s who have been living with HIV for decades. This was almost unimaginable…

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