Research & News

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.

Attitudes Towards Male Partner HIV Testing

Jul 10, 2020

This study, by members of the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline medical leadership team, explores the attitudes of pregnant women and their partners toward partner HIV testing. Citation: Yee LM, Leziak K, Jackson J, Miller ES. Attitudes towards male partner HIV testing... Read More

Safety of In-Utero ARV Exposure

Jul 10, 2020

A recent study of neurological outcomes in children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected found some increased risk of neurologic abnormalities. These risks were associated with exposure to efavirenz and didanosine. Dolutegravir expsoure showed some suggestive associations... Read More

COVID-19 in Children, Pregnancy and Neonates

May 15, 2020

In this recent review, the authors summarize the epidemiologic and clinical features of children infected with SARS-CoV-2 to date and also summarize the perinatal outcomes of neonates born to women infected with SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy.   Citation: Zimmermann,... Read More

Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV

Mar 20, 2020

The Interim Guidance for COVID-19 and Persons with HIV is now available on the HIVinfo website. The guidance, which was developed collectively by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Antiretroviral and Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Panels, which... Read More

Updated HHS Perinatal Guidelines Released

Jan 09, 2020

On December 24th, 2019, 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... Read More

HIV-Specific Prenatal Classes to Start on Jan 28th

Jan 09, 2020

The next set of PACPI's prenatal classes are scheduled for Tuesday January 28th 10a – 2p, Tuesday February 4th 10a – 3p, and Tuesday February 11th 10a – 2p. Please see the attached flyer and email [email protected] to register.

New Name and Home for PACPI in 2020

Nov 19, 2019

After thirteen years partnering with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) will relocate in Janaury 2020 to new offices in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood and debut a new name the Mother and Child Alliance. Read more about... Read More

Hotline Releases Updated Guidelines for Care of Infants with Perinatal Exposure to HIV

Aug 28, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline released an update to their Best Practices for Care of Infants with Perinatal Exposure to HIV. These guidelines for Illinois replace the Hotline guidelines previously released in April of 2017. These updated... Read More

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