The Hotline has released updated guidelines for the care of infants with perinatal exposure to HIV. These guidelines were developed in conjunction with Dr. Ellen Chadwick and Dr. Ram Yogev, Directors, Section of Pediatric and Maternal HIV Infection at Ann & Robert H.... Read More
In this editorial, the authors propose using systems of care and a public health approach to achieve zero cases of perinatal HIV transmission.
Esber A, Cohen S, Dempsey A, Cheever LW. Using systems of care and a public health approach to achieve zero... Read More
A new publication from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides new estimates of the number of perinatal HIV cases among infants born in the United States. The estimated annual number of infections decreased from 216 in 2002 to 69 in 2013.... Read More
The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled to begin May 9, 2017. Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.
In the Illinois House of Representatives this week, Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) will be presenting HB 2800, a bill that amends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act to expand testing among HIV vulnerable pregnant mothers. This bill would add a third trimester HIV test in... Read More
The article describes the case of a pregnant woman with a positive rapid antibody result and the subsequent tests performed to determine her HIV status. It provides an overview of confirmatory HIV testing and interpretation of fourth generation algorithm testing results... Read More
The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study at a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to determine if women received a second HIV test and to compare HIV retesting with mandated syphilis retesting. They share their findings and recommendations for improving the uptake... Read More
The authors describe the current status of perinatal HIV exposure surveillance and reporting in the United States. They offer recommendations for improvement to sustain progress made in lowering perinatal HIV transmission rates.
Brady KA, Storm DS,... Read More
Using published estimates for the United States, the authors calculated the number of perinatally exposed and infected infants born during 1978-2010, the number of perinatal HIV cases prevented, and the number of infants exposed to antiretroviral drugs during the prenatal... Read More
The authors present randomized-trial data on the risks and benefits of ART as compared to zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine for prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. Antenatal ART resulted in significantly lower rates of early HIV transmission but a... Read More