Research & News

HIV Viral Load During Pregnancy Impacted by Time of Diagnosis and Prenatal Care

Jul 28, 2015

A retrospective review of HIV-positive women who delivered in Philadelphia between 2005-2013 found that women who were diagnosed HIV-positive during pregnancy were less likely to receive antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load than those diagnosed prior... Read More

FDA Approves Test to Distinguish Type of HIV Infection

Jul 28, 2015

The BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay has been approved by the FDA for use in distinguishing between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen.This is approved for use in pregnant women and is another tool to aid in prevention of perinatal transmission... Read More

HIV Remission for Perinatally Infected Patient

Jul 28, 2015

A presentation at this year's International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention shared data on a patient who was diagnosed HIV-positive at 4 weeks of age, started on ART at 3 months of age (with a high viral load), and achieved an... Read More

Use of ART Prior to Conception Results in No Perinatal Transmission

Jul 27, 2015

Researchers with the French Perinatal Cohort (ANRS-EPF) determined that perinatal HIV transmission rate in their population was zero for women who were on ART prior to conception, continued throughout pregnancy and had an undetectable viral load at delivery. For women who... Read More

Next HIV-specific Prenatal Classes Begin July 2015

Jul 15, 2015

The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled for July/August 2015.  Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.

PrEP Opportunity for Providers and Patients

Jun 16, 2015

PrEPception is a research study at Northwestern University aimed at expanding conception options for serodiscordant couples. The observational study will examine the acceptability and feasability of PrEP for conception in HIV serodiscordant couples

Cancer Risk Amongst Children with HIV Exposure Perinatally

Jun 12, 2015

Researchers reviewed cancer rates in New Jersey children who were given ARVs as a result of HIV exposure compared those who were not given ARVs. Rates of cancer were not significantly higher in those children that were administered ARVs and were not different than can be... Read More

HIV Screening for Women in Prenatal Care

Jun 05, 2015

Among women enrolled in Medicaid and insured privately, prenatal screening for syphilis and and hepatitis B were over 96% while screening for HIV was approximately 82% for women on Medicaid and approximately 85% for privately-insured women.  In addition, screening for... Read More

Using Modeling to Determine Efficacy of Interventions to Prevent Perinatal HIV

Jun 01, 2015

Using modeling of both intra-partum and in-utero transmission of HIV, the effect of various antiretroviral treatments (AZT monotherapy, AZT plus single dose of nevirapine, AZT plus 3TC) were analyzed to help prevent transmission.  Modeling found that even single dose... Read More

ACOG Releases Expanded Recommendations for HIV Testing

May 29, 2015

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released Committee Opinion 635 Prenatal and Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing: Expanded Recommendations providing updated recommendations for HIV testing of pregnant women.