Research & News

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

Epidemiology of Perinatal HIV Transmission in the U.S.

Jul 05, 2019

This article examines the most recent epidemiology of perinatal HIV transmission in the United States in the era of elimination. It looks at the perinatal HIV prevention cascade, annual births to women with HIV, the population of women living with HIV, and their... Read More

Reproductive Years of Women with Perinatally Acquired HIV

Jul 05, 2019

This article, written by members of the IL Perinatal HIV Hotline team, reviews existing evidence regarding the gynecologic and obstetric issues unique to reproductive age women with perinatally acquired HIV. Citation: Berhie S, Yee L, Jao J. The reproductive years... Read More

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Released Today

Dec 07, 2018

The HHS Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission (the Panel) announced today the release of the updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to... Read More

Eliminating Perinatal HIV in the United States

Dec 06, 2018

In this article, the authors describe progress thus far toward the goal of perinatal HIV elimination in the United States. They describe different approaches to perinatal HIV preventive services in the District of Columbia and five states, including Illinois. They... Read More

Trends in Neonatal Prophylaxis in US Infants

Nov 16, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the use of neonatal prophylaxis over time. They observed overall low rates of combination prophylaxis, including for those infants at higher risk, demonstrating inconsistency with current guidelines in the United States. Citation... Read More

AIDSinfo Releases Brief Versions of HIV/AIDS Practice Guidelines

Nov 14, 2018

AIDSinfo recently announced the release of brief versions of the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines. Health care providers had requested shorter versions of the guidelines that are easier to use at the point of care. AIDSinfo used this feedback to... Read More

Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Care in Pregnancy

Nov 09, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and ARV adherence and viral suppression in pregnancy. They conclude that IPV during a pregnancy is associated with decreased ARV adherence and delays in achieving virologic... Read More

Stigma and the Elimination of Perinatal HIV in the U.S.

Nov 09, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the relationship between stigma toward pregnant women with HIV and efforts to eradicate perinatal HIV transmission. They conclude that stigma plays a significant role in the inability of the U.S. to eliminate MTCT of HIV. Citation... Read More