C for Cure: Curing Hepatitis C at the Drexel Partnership
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, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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
There is no vaccine to prevent hepatitis C infection, but there are certain preventative 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
Specialties: Hepatitis C; HIV; Infectious Diseases
- Edgar Chou, MD, MS
Specialties: Primary Care, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
- Tiffany Scott
- Stacy Young
Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Russell Reyes
- Bo Hwa Lee
- Anna Kesaris
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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