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Sustainability of Perinatal Rapid HIV Testing in Illinois

Oct 12, 2017

In this article, the authors utilized a retrospective cohort study of women delivered in Illinois hospitals (2012-2015) to assess the sustainability of Illinois' statewide program of HIV rapid testing for pregnant women presenting for delivery with unknown HIV status.... Read More
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IDPH Memo: Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening

Oct 05, 2017

On October 2, 2017, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued a memo regarding HB 2800 which was signed into law and amends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act. HB2800 now mandates a repeat opt-out HIV test during the third trimester, ideally by the 36th week of... Read More

Updated Review of Management of HIV During Pregnancy in U.S.

Aug 07, 2017

The authors provide an updated review of management of HIV during pregnancy in the United States. The review updated evidence-based recommendations and future potential practices. Citation: Rimawi BH, Haddad L, Badell ML, Chakraborty R. Management of HIV infection... Read More

Missed Perinatal HV Prevention Opportunities in FL

Aug 07, 2017

The authors analyzed data pertaining to children born between 2007 and 2014 and perinatally exposed to HIV. Among other findings, perinatal transmission was most strongly associated with maternal HIV diagnosis during labor and delivery or after birth. Citation:... Read More

Assessing the Impact of Perinatal HIV Case Management

Jul 03, 2017

The authors evaluated the impact of perinatal HIV case management on outcomes along the HIV care continuum for pregnant and postpartum women in Philadelphia. They found significant benefits for both viral suppression and retention in care. Citation: Anderson EA,... Read More

Missed Opportunities for Prevention of MTCT

Jun 30, 2017

The authors present a case series highlighting factors contributing to missed opportunities for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Despite access to high-level care and follow-up, a small proportion of HIV-infected women transmitted the virus to their... Read More

Next Series of HIV-specific Prenatal Classes Scheduled for August 2017

Jun 02, 2017

The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled to begin August 1, 2017.  Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.

Updated Hotline Perinatal Exposure Guidelines Now Available

Apr 25, 2017

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

Using a Public Health Approach to Eradicate Perinatal HIV

Apr 13, 2017

In this editorial, the authors propose using systems of care and a public health approach to achieve zero cases of perinatal HIV transmission. Citation: Esber A, Cohen S, Dempsey A, Cheever LW. Using systems of care and a public health approach to achieve zero... Read More

Estimated Perinatal HIV Infections Among Infants in the U.S.

Apr 13, 2017

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

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