Drexel Infectious Diseases
More than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. each year are caused by healthcare-acquired infections. Protecting patients in healthcare environments, such as hospitals, from contracting infections is an integral part of the work of Drexel University College of Medicine physicians. Our infectious disease specialists provide daily consultations to Hahnemann University Hospital and clinical consultations to other medical practices throughout the Philadelphia community. Learn more about Drexel Infectious Diseases.
Sexually transmitted infections are a large component of infection prevention and control as well. According to CDC estimates, 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year – half among young people ages 15 to 24. If untreated, sexually transmitted infections can lead to serious consequences in men and women, including infertility. In addition, individuals with sexually transmitted infections are at more likely to acquire HIV if they are exposed to the virus through sexual contact.
Drexel Travel Health
Drexel Travel Health is one of the region's only official yellow fever vaccination sites. Drexel Travel Health provides immunizations, antibiotics, and personalized health advice to travelers from the university and throughout the city. Learn more about Drexel Travel Health.
The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), is the largest adult HIV care center in the region, serving more than 1,700 men and women. Founded in 1993, the Partnership's mission is "to enhance the quality of life for persons with HIV/AIDS by providing comprehensive, integrated HIV care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay." The Partnership provides one-stop comprehensive health care for its patients, including primary and specialty HIV medical care, gynecological care, prenatal care, nutrition assessment, case management, pharmacy services, phlebotomy and laboratory services, psychiatric and behavioral health services, substance abuse treatment, HIV support groups, health educational programs, and rapid HIV testing. Learn more about the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice.
The Partnership also has two satellite practices: one at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and one at Kensington Hospital. Our HIV specialists are skilled at managing HIV throughout the life cycle, as well as patients' co-morbidities, such as diabetes and hepatitis C. Experts in the Partnership's prenatal clinic work with HIV-infected women to prevent mother-to-child transmission, with a 0 percent transmission rate to date. The division's rapid HIV testing programs have screened more than 3,000 patients for HIV.
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