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CDC Releases Enhanced Perinatal Surveillance Report

Jan 04, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently published a report of enhanced perinatal surveillance (EPS). The report includes data from 24 areas conducting EPS for live births during 2000 through 2003. Enhanced Perinatal Surveillance-Participating Areas in... Read More

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report on Management of the HIV-Exposed Infant

Jan 04, 2009

The American Academy of Pediatrics released a clinical report on the evaluation and management of HIV-exposed infants in the United States. Citation:Havens PL, Mofenson LM; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Evaluation and management of the infant... Read More

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces Infant Mortality

Nov 19, 2008

Early diagnosis of HIV and early antiretroviral therapy reduced infant mortality and HIV progression in the Children with HIV Early Antiretroviral Therapy (CHER) trial. Citation: Violari A, Paed FC, Cotton MF, Gibb DM, Babiker AG, Steyn J, Madhi SA, Paed FC, Jean-Philippe... Read More

Beware the False-Positive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Tests

Nov 17, 2008

In January 2004, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) STD clinics introduced anonymous, on-site rapid HIV testing of finger-stick whole-blood specimens using the OraQuick® brand test, one of six rapid HIV tests approved by the Food and Drug... Read More

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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