Research & News

ACOG Releases Expanded Recommendations

Nov 17, 2008

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has released expanded recommendations for prenatal and perinatal human immunodeficiency virus testing. Citation: Prenatal and perinatal human immunodeficiency virus testing: expanded recommendations. ACOG Committee... Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement on Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission

Nov 02, 2008

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released its policy statement on HIV testing and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the United States. Citation: HIV testing and prophylaxis to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the United States.... Read More

ACOG's Perinatal Toolkit Now Available

Nov 02, 2008

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Perinatal HIV Toolkit Reducing HIV/AIDS Infection in Babies and Improving the Health of Pregnant Women with HIV/AIDS is now available online as a free PDF file.ACOG Perinatal HIV Toolkit

Low Rates of Perinatal Transmission of HIV

Oct 21, 2008

Low rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV were found in the United Kingdom and Ireland following effective pregnancy interventions. Citation: Townsend CL, Cortina-Borja M, Peckham CS, de Ruiter A, Lyall H, Tookey PA. Low rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV... Read More

Rapid HIV Testing on Labor and Delivery Case Study

Sep 30, 2008

A case study describing the management of a patient with a positive rapid HIV test in labor. Citation: Rahangdale L, Cohan D. Rapid human immunodeficiency virus testing on labor and delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul;112(1):159-63.Original Article (Subscription may be... Read More

Mothers on the Margins

Sep 30, 2008

This study utilized a high-risk group of HIV-infected mothers as expert informants on childbearing with HIV to inform strategies to eradicate perinatal HIV transmission. Citation:Lindau ST, Jerome J, Miller K, Monk E, Garcia P, Cohen M. Mothers on the margins: implications... Read More

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