Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine
The prevention and control of infectious diseases is a critical component for protecting the health of any community. The global economy, international travel and migration all contribute to the potential for infectious diseases to spread to new populations. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control reports that 160,000 Americans die each year with an infectious disease as the underlying cause of death, and infectious illnesses account for 25 percent of all physician visits each year. In addition, there are currently an estimated one million individuals in the U.S. with HIV, with 40,000 more people being infected every year.
The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice at the Drexel Medicine Health Fair at Liberty Place on September 28, 2016.
The Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine comprises several clinical and research programs that provide both treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, including HIV. The division is expanding the translational research program, and investigating cutting-edge technologies and therapeutic treatments for the management and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases.
Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice
The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), Drexel Medicine's HIV treatment office, enhances the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. The Partnership provides comprehensive HIV care to all individuals regardless of their ability to pay. We are the largest HIV care center in the Philadelphia region and we provide patients with convenient access to needed services. Learn more about the Partnership.
News and Announcements
In December, Drexel Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine served a warm dinner at Gift of Life Family House. Read more.
Ken George (1961–2017) received the 14th Annual Red Ribbon Award on World AIDS Day (December 1, 2017). Read more.
See the ID fellows in action at ID Week this past October 2017 in San Diego.
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. Read more.
AIDS Walk Philly 5K
The Drexel Medicine Partnership Comprehensive Care Clinic sponsored a team for the AIDS Walk Philly 5K on October 15, 2017. For more information, please visit their team website aidswalkphilly.org/profile/team/3097/.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a U19 grant to Drexel University for $3.8 million. The grant will support the investigation of hepatitis B vaccine response in co-infection with parasites. This research is led by Principle Investigator Elias Haddad, PhD, professor in the Department of Medicine's Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine.
We had seven poster presentations and two oral presentations accepted at ID Week in October 2017 in San Diego. All three of our 2nd year ID fellows won a Travel Grant, as well, to sponsor their trip to San Diego! Read more.
Elias El Haddad, PhD, professor of medicine, is a co-investigator for "Advancement of First-in-Class Macrocyclic HIV-1 Inactivators for Therapeutics and Cure," which received a 2017 CURE grant. See all 2017 CURE awardees.
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