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Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are contracted through a wide range of activities.  Some illnesses are passed from person to person through contact, some come from insect or animal bites, and some are caused by contaminants in food, water, or the environment. The impact of an infectious disease can range, too. Some cause mild symptoms that may fade on their own, and others are life-threatening.

That’s why it’s important to find a doctor with experience and skill in diagnosing, treating, managing, and preventing infectious diseases. No matter the cause or impact of an illness, Temple infectious disease specialists are trained to act quickly while properly diagnosing a problem. Then, we’ll work to provide you with the latest treatment options that fit your needs.

Temple’s infectious diseases team includes board-certified doctors who are specially trained to treat fast-developing infections quickly and precisely. These doctors also support Temple’s Comprehensive HIV Program, which provides primary and specialty HIV care under one roof. 

Preventative Medicine for Travelling Abroad

Before an overseas trip, you may have questions about contracting an infectious disease in the country you’ll be visiting. You may have been advised to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A or B, malaria, yellow fever, and other infectious diseases.

No matter where you’re traveling, Temple’s Travel Medicine Clinic can help. Before your journey, you can turn to us for:

  • Appropriate medications and immunizations.
  • Advice on bringing medications to manage possible illnesses and steps to take to avoid getting sick.
  • Guidance on travel insurance and where to get medical assistance in the country you’ll be visiting.

Appointments with the Travel Medicine Clinic are available on select mornings throughout the week or by request. You should schedule your appointment as soon as possible (ideally between 2 and 4 weeks prior to your trip) since some vaccines take some time to offer protection. 

Find a doctor near you or call 215-707-1982 to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Treated

Temple Infectious Diseases doctors have experience in treating many conditions, including:

  • HIV and AIDS 
  • Infectious mononucleosis 
  • Lyme disease 
  • Salmonella infections 
  • Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) 
  • Scabies 
  • Sexually transmitted infections 
  • Listeriosis (Lysteria)
  • Travel-related diseases