Comprehensive HIV Program

Comprehensive HIV Program

1316 W. Ontario Street
1st Floor Jones Hall
Philadelphia, PA  19140

Phone: 215-707-2401
Fax: 215-707-3227


The Temple Comprehensive HIV Program provides multidisciplinary primary and HIV specialty care for over 1100 patients. The services include primary medical and specialty HIV care in a single setting, routine women’s health, prenatal consultative care, nutritional counseling and assessment, medication education, case management services, and access to clinical trials. We also provide evaluation and treatment for co-infection with HIV and chronic hepatitis C. The Temple HIV Program, a Ryan White Title 1 grantee, can assist with specialized medication assistance, rapid HIV testing and STD screening and treatment. We also have preventative services such as PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis). The program recently added telemedicine HIV services with the Department of Corrections in Pennsylvania.  The program serves traditionally underrepresented minorities and women in a practice setting, fully integrated into the ambulatory medical offices. We do accept patients that do not have insurance.  We have bilingual staff  who speak Spanish. If you need HIV Testing, are newly diagnosed or wanting to transfer care to our clinic, please call 215-707-2401 to schedule an intake appointment.

Comprehensive HIV Program Research Interests and Clinical Trials

The Temple Comprehensive HIV Program has been involved in research trials and activities since 1990. We participated in some of the early NIH-sponsored trials to prevent mother-to-child transmission and community based research. We have been involved in the Division of AIDS Clinical Trials Network since 1994 as a unit in INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials). Since 1998, we have been part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cerner HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS), a dynamic observational database that tracks clinical trends and outcomes in multiple centers across the United States. We participate in multiple investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-sponsored trials.

Comprehensive HIV Program Faculty 

Our faculty have particular research interests in metabolic complications of HIV, resistance, co-infection with hepatitis B and C, women and maternal-child transmission, treatment trials, and complementary medicine.

Ellen M. Tedaldi, MD
Professor, Medicine
Director, Comprehensive HIV Program

Gina Simoncini, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine

Robert Bettiker, MD
Professor, Medicine
Infectious Diseases Specialist

Rafik Samuel, MD
Professor, Medicine
Infectious Diseases Specialist

David Koren, PharmD
HIV Pharmacist

Comprehensive HIV Program Staff

Sheila Henry
Nurse Practitioner

Emily Levitt Gopie
Nurse Practitioner

Kelly Lattanzi
Nurse Practitioner
 
MANNA Nutritionist

Princess Davenport
Program Coordinator

Michelle Billups
Medical Case Manager

Migdalia Pacheco
Medical Case Manager