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 215.762.2530. 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
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
Specialties: Hepatitis C; HIV; Infectious Diseases
- Edgar Chou, MD, MS
Specialties: Primary Care, General Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
- Dagan Coppock, MD
Specialties: HIV, Hepatitis C, Infectious Diseases
- Tiffany Scott
- Stacy Young
Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Russell Reyes
- 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.
The images being used are for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted is a model.
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