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Social Vulnerability among Foreign-Born Pregnant Women and Virologic Control of HIV

Feb 05, 2021

This study assessed the relationship between social vulnerability among foreign-born pregnant women living with HIV and maternal viremia during pregnancy. The authors found virologic control during pregnancy to be worse among socially-vulnerable women and recommend closer... Read More
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Pregnancy Intention and Viral Suppression Among Pregnant Women with HIV

Feb 05, 2021

This study examines pregnancy intention and its relationship to achieving viral suppression by delivery. The authors found that women with an unintended pregnancy were less likely to be on antiretroviral therapy prior to initiating prenatal care and were less likely to be... Read More
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Updated HHS Perinatal Guidelines Released

Dec 30, 2020

On 12/29/20, the HHS Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission released the updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV... Read More
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SMFM Releases Updated Checklists for Management of HIV in Pregnancy

Dec 09, 2020

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has published updated and expanded checklists to help ensure that all relevant elements are considered for every person with HIV during prepregnancy, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The checklists are intended to be... Read More

Data Support Nevirapine for Presumptive Treatment in High Risk Neonates

Dec 02, 2020

Recent findings from the IMPAACT P1115 study confirm the safety and therapeutic drug concentrations of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral regimen in the early neonatal period. The study's aim was to establish dosing of nevirapine for very early treatment of HIV-exposed... Read More

Updated AAP Guidance for Infants Exposed to HIV

Oct 28, 2020

Updated in October 2020, this clinical report from the American Academcy of Pediatrics provides guidance on the evaluation and management of infants born to women living with HIV. Citation: Chadwick EG. AAP Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Evaluation and management of the... Read More

COVID-19 Among People Living with HIV

Sep 09, 2020

This issue of AIDS includes a special section on the intersection of COVID-19 and people living with HIV.  AIDS October 1, 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 12

HIV PrEP for Conception Among Serodiscordant Couples

Sep 09, 2020

This article describes a prospective cohort study to assess the feasibility, perceptions, and adherence associated with periconceptional PrEP use among females without HIV and their male partners living with HIV across four academic medical centers in the United States... Read More

Counseling Guide for Pregnant PLHIV Desiring a Home Birth in COVID-19 Era

Aug 17, 2020

Members of the IL Perinatal HIV Hotline clinical team have developed a guide for a person-centered, shared decision-making approach to counseling about and perinatal management of potential home birth for pregnant PLHIV in the era of COVID-19. Citation: Premkumar A, ... Read More

IDPH Announces Changes in Perinatal HIV Monthly Rapid Testing Reporting

Aug 11, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a change in reporting requirements for Perinatal HIV Rapid Testing monthy reports. See the IDPH memo below for detailed information.

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