Research & News

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

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

Apr 13, 2017

The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled to begin May 9, 2017.  Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.

Contact your State Rep Today to Vote YES on HB2800

Mar 29, 2017

In the Illinois House of Representatives this week, Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) will be presenting HB 2800, a bill that amends the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act to expand testing among HIV vulnerable pregnant mothers. This bill would add a third trimester HIV test in... Read More

A Reactive HIV Rapid Antibody Test in a Pregnant Woman

Jan 18, 2017

The article describes the case of a pregnant woman with a positive rapid antibody result and the subsequent tests performed to determine her HIV status. It provides an overview of confirmatory HIV testing and interpretation of fourth generation algorithm testing results... Read More

Missed Opportunities for Repeat HIV Testing in Pregnancy

Jan 18, 2017

The authors conducted a retrospective cohort study at a hospital in Baltimore, Maryland to determine if women received a second HIV test and to compare HIV retesting with mandated syphilis retesting. They share their findings and recommendations for improving the uptake... Read More

Improving Perinatal HIV Exposure Surveillance and Reporting

Jan 18, 2017

The authors describe the current status of perinatal HIV exposure surveillance and reporting in the United States. They offer recommendations for improvement to sustain progress made in lowering perinatal HIV transmission rates. Citation: Brady KA, Storm DS,... Read More

Perinatal ART Exposure and Prevented Perinatal Infections in the United States

Nov 23, 2016

Using published estimates for the United States, the authors calculated the number of perinatally exposed and infected infants born during 1978-2010, the number of perinatal HIV cases prevented, and the number of infants exposed to antiretroviral drugs during the prenatal... Read More

Benefits and Risks of ART for Perinatal HIV Prevention

Nov 23, 2016

The authors present randomized-trial data on the risks and benefits of ART as compared to zidovudine and single-dose nevirapine for prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. Antenatal ART resulted in significantly lower rates of early HIV transmission but a... Read More

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Available - October 2016

Oct 27, 2016

The US Public Health Service released an update to the Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States on October 26, 2016. This update can be... Read More