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PACPI Hiring Perinatal Analyst for Repeat Third Trimester Testing Support

Jun 08, 2018

The Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) is hiring a Perinatal Analyst to support the implementation of repeat third trimester HIV testing of pregnant women in Illinois hospitals as funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This is a part-time... Read More
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Potential Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Dolutegravir

May 29, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that serious cases of neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord have been reported in babies born to women treated with dolutegravir used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (... Read More
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Next Series of HIV-Specific Prenatal Classes to Begin June 2018

May 29, 2018

The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled to begin June 15, 2018.  Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.
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Birth Outcomes for Pregnant Women Using Tenofovir-Emtricitabine

May 29, 2018

In a previous trial of antiretroviral therapy involving pregnant women with HIV infection, those randomly assigned to receive tenofovir, emtricitabine, and ritonavir-boosted lopinavir (TDF-FTC-LPV/r) had infants at greater risk for very premature birth and death within 14... Read More

Risk of Acquiring HIV Increases During and After Pregnancy

Mar 09, 2018

New research suggests a woman’s risk of acquiring HIV through sex with a male partner living with HIV increases during pregnancy and is highest during the postpartum period. Click here to read more about this research presented at the 2018 CROI Conference.

IDPH Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening Web-based Training Now Available

Feb 15, 2018

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has produced a web-based training designed to cover updates to Public Act 100-0265 (HB 2800) which outlines legal mandates to third-trimester repeat HIV testing. Click on the link below to access the training module... Read More

Updated Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening FAQ Now Available

Jan 19, 2018

The Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline and the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health have updated the collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) developed to guide providers and hospitals as they... Read More

Updated Reporting Forms Now Available

Jan 12, 2018

Updated monthly reporting and preliminary positive reporting forms, that include repeat 3rd trimester testing, are now available here.

Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening FAQ Now Available

Dec 14, 2017

The Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline and the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Public Health have compiled a collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to guide providers and hospitals as they prepare to... Read More

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Available

Nov 17, 2017

The HHS Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission announced the release of 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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