Protecting the Health of the Philadelphia Area
The prevention and control of infectious diseases is critical for protecting the health of any community. Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic organisms that invade the body's natural barriers and multiply to create symptoms that can range from mild to deadly.
Drawing upon our vast experience and expertise, Drexel Medicine's infectious disease specialists focus on both the prevention and treatment of all infections and infectious diseases in the Philadelphia region. These include influenza, tuberculosis, Lyme disease, HIV, and infections related to surgery, transplantation, trauma, and cancer therapy.
The Drexel Travel Health Center provides immunizations—including yellow fever vaccinations—antibiotics, and personalized health advice to travelers.
Protecting patients from contracting infections in health care environments, such as hospitals, is an important part of the work of Drexel Medicine's infectious disease specialists. We provide daily consultations to Hahnemann University Hospital, clinical consultations to other medical practices in the community, and weekly outpatient sessions.
Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
Through the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), our specialists provide coordinated health care to enhance the quality of life for many people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Services and Locations
Our specialists see patients at several convenient locations throughout the Philadelphia area.
Services offered by Drexel Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine include:
- Prevention and treatment of HIV
- Inpatient clinical consultations for hospital patients
- Outpatient clinical consultations for infections that are difficult to diagnose or treat
- Immunizations, antibiotics, and personalized health advice for travelers
Drexel Infectious Diseases News
"Co-Investigators To Study Anal Dysplasia Among HIV-Infected Individuals"
A $25,000 grant for an HIV Cancer Pilot award from the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center will support a collaborative investigation into the severity of anal dysplasia, which can lead to anal cancer, and its association with inflammation in HIV infection. Co-investigators from Drexel University College of Medicine and Thomas Jefferson University will evaluate the relationship between the degree of anal dysplasia and HIV-associated chronic inflammation. (November 2, 2017)