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C for Cure: Curing Hepatitis C at the Drexel Partnership

The hepatitis C treatment team at the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

50% Of People with Hepatitis C do not know they are Infected Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne disease in the United States; 3.5 million Americans are believed to have hepatitis C and 45,000 of those people are in the Philadelphia. Unfortunately, 50 percent of people living with hepatitis C are not aware they are infected because hepatitis C usually does not have symptoms.

If left untreated, hepatitis C can lead to severe liver problems, including liver cancer and cirrhosis. The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice Offers testing and treatment for those infected with hepatitis C.

Hepatitis C Testing

Because hepatitis C rarely shows symptoms, you should be tested if you have any of the following risk factors:

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment at the Partnership for hepatitis C testing and/or treatment, please call 267.507.6597. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Born between 1945 and 1965
  • Currently or previously used drugs
  • Have ever gotten a tattoo or piercing
  • Had any form of blood transfusion or surgery before 1992
  • May have had sexual contact with a person infected with the hepatitis C virus
  • Public safety workers who have had sharp or mucosal exposure to used needles
  • Have HIV

Treatment for Hepatitis C

The Partnership offers cutting-edge therapy for hepatitis C. The Drexel C for Cure includes:

  • A custom 12-week program with minimal side effects
  • Medications for hepatitis C
  • A patient navigator to help you find appointment times, remind you of upcoming appointments and keep you updated on your treatment process
  • An eligibility specialist to assist you with insurance coverage needs
  • Translation services (Servicios de traducción)

How to Prevent Hepatitis C

3 in 4 People with Hepatitis C are Baby Boomers There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection, but there are certain preventive steps you can take to either protect yourself or limit putting others at risk for infection.

  • Never share needles
  • Avoid direct exposure to blood or blood products
  • Don't share personal care items (razor blades, toothbrushes, nail and hair clippers, etc.)
  • Choose tattoo and piercing parlors carefully
  • Practice safe sex

Drexel's Hepatitis C Team

  • Dong Heun Lee, MD
    Program Co-Director
    Specialties: Hepatitis C; HIV; Infectious Diseases
  • Members of the Hepatitis C team at World Hepatitis C Day
  • Edgar Chou, MD, MS
    Program Co-Director
    Specialties: Primary Care, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • Dagan Coppock, MD
    Specialties: HIV, Hepatitis C, Infectious Diseases
  • Tiffany Scott
    Patient Navigator
  • Stacy Young
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Russell Reyes
    Medical Assistant
  • Anna Kesaris
    Project Coordinator

The information on these pages is provided for general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment, or as a substitute for consultation with a physician or health care professional. If you have specific questions or concerns about your health, you should consult your health care professional.

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