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Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

HIV Care Then and Now at the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice

Marla Gold, MD, and Elliot Goodenough, MD, PhD, reflect on HIV care when The Partnership was created in 1993 and how HIV medicine and treatment is now. Read more.


About the Coronavirus

If you are sick with fever, cough or runny nose please call before coming in to the Partnership. We want to help you and your community stay healthy. We will discuss with you if you need to be seen in our office, or can stay home and talk to a doctor by phone. You may also be able to have a video visit with your doctor.

If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room.

For 80% of people a Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection is mild and similar to a cold. There are no medications available to treat mild disease.

Learn More: Drexel's Response to Coronavirus


Download Telemedicine Meeting Instructions

People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. Do not go to work, school, or public areas. Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

We are offering telemedicine visits. These will allow your doctor to evaluate and treat you without your having to come in. Please call and ask if your next visit can be done by video. Download telemedicine meeting instructions.

Maximize your health during COVID-19 by:

  • Quitting smoking (call us for help!)
  • Taking your HIV meds
  • Scheduling a telemedicine visit with your provider (215.762.2530).

COVID-19 Resources from the Partnership

Caring for Philadelphia for 25 Years

Partnering to Enhance Quality of Life

The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (the Partnership), an 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, including our satellite practice at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

HIV specialists at the Partnership are skilled in managing HIV, as well as a patient's other conditions, such as diabetes and hepatitis C. The Partnership's staff is sensitive to treating patients with diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. The bilingual staff is also sensitive to diversity of race, ethnicity and religion.

Services Offered by the Partnership

Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice News

2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment

Amy Althoff, Rhonda Ferguson, Taneesa Franks, Justin Shilling, Akshata Yalvigi and Zsofi Szep authored the abstract, "Addressing No Shows 'With an Effort to Retain (ANSWER): A Pilot Study;' 15858," which was accepted as an oral session during the 2020 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment, August 11-14, 2020.

Congratulations 2020 Golden Apple Award Winners!

The annual Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding service and teaching by Drexel University College of Medicine faculty and staff members. Each class of medical students nominates faculty and staff members for the honor and votes to determine the award winners. This year's winners include Sara Schultz, MD, (Case-Based Learning – Year 2) and Amy Baranoski, MD, (Foundations of Basic Science – Year 2).

Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the College of Nursing and Health Professions event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Shara Epstein, MD, answers a question at the College of Nursing and Health Professions event as Deborah Clegg, PhD, pictured left, and Merritt Brockman, DHA, seated in the center, look on. Photo courtesy Craig Schlanser.

Drexel Panels Address COVID-19 Best Practices

On March 10, Drexel University hosted two separate panels on COVID-19 during which Drexel experts discussed how health care professionals and the general public can protect themselves, their families and their patients in the time of the new coronavirus. Read more.

Free HIV tests for National HIV Testing Day

Free HIV tests for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2019, was National HIV Testing Day. Drexel joined the Free Library of Philadelphia, Congreso and One Day at a Time to provide free HIV testing at ten library locations. See ABC6 coverage of the event.

2017 Penn CFAR Red Ribbon Award

2017 Penn CFAR Red Ribbon Award Ceremony

Ken George, clinical pharmacist at the Partnership for Comprehensive Care, was honored posthumously for "Outstanding Community Leadership" at the 2017 Penn CFAR Red Ribbon Award Ceremony. Learn more about Ken.

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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To schedule an appointment with the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, please call 215.762.2530.