Research & News

Perinatal HIV Remission Possibilities

Apr 20, 2016

HIV-infected infants that are started on ARVs early show low levels of replication-competent provirus, an absence of HIV-specific immunity, and the capacity to generate immune responses to potential immunotherapeutic interventions according to recent research. Current... Read More

Positive Women's Network Releases Report on Women-Centered Care

Mar 10, 2016

Researchers from the Positive Women's Network-USA (PWN-USA) just released a report on the importance of women-centered care for women living with HIV. Using a community-based participatory research model, researchers interviewed women living with HIV from all over the... Read More

PACPI's Anne Statton Talks State Budget Impact on Fox32

Mar 10, 2016

PACPI's Executive Director Anne Statton was a guest on last week's Good Day Chicago talking about how the state's budget crisis is impacting PACPI and the Hotline's ability to prevent perinatal HIV. For more information, see the clip here.

Updated Pediatric Guidelines Available - March 2016

Mar 04, 2016

The US Public Health Service released an update to the Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection on March 1, 2016.  This update can be found on the AIDSInfo site and on our website under the USPHS Perinatal Guidelines Quick Link.

Vaginal Ring Containing ARVs May Prevent HIV-1 Transmission

Feb 26, 2016

Researchers from the MTN-020-ASPIRE Study Team looked at the use of vaginal rings containing dapivirine to determine whether these rings were effective in preventing the transmission of HIV-1 in Africa. This double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial used a monthly vaginal... Read More

Survey on HIV Prevention and Pregnancy Planning

Feb 18, 2016

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is in the formative stages of the Midwest HIV Prevention and Pregnancy Planning Initiative (MHPPPI), an innovative effort aimed at increasing medical providers’ capacity to meet women’s HIV prevention and pregnancy planning needs... Read More

AIDSInfo Releases HIV Guidelines App

Jan 15, 2016

AIDSInfo released an app for both iOS and Android devices that can link providers to the latest version of the HIV/AIDS Guidelines. The app can be personalized to view the information most relevant and allow the user to receive notifications when an updated version of the... Read More

Child Bearing Options for HIV-Serodiscordant Couples

Jan 14, 2016

This French cost-effectiveness analysis looked also at risks and risks of transmission of five different options for HIV-serodiscordant couples to have a biological child. The risk of transmission was found to be highest with the usage of PrEP and the lowest with... Read More

Postpartum HIV Care and Long Term Viral Suppression

Dec 31, 2015

A retrospective cohort analysis of HIV-positive women delivering in Philadelphia between 2005-2011 showed that women who engaged in care within 90 days postpartum were more likely to remain in care and have a suppressed viral load at one year after delivery.  This... Read More

Efavirenz and Reduced Effectiveness of Contraceptive Implants

Dec 31, 2015

This editorial, from the Editor-in-Chief of Global Health: Science and Practice, examines the effect of efavirenz for antiretroviral therapy on contraceptive implants. Despite the decreased efficacy of implants for women taking efavirenz (continued use contributes to... Read More