Research & News

Safe Pregnancy for HIV-Affected Couples

May 20, 2016

In this Letter to the Editor, authors encourage providers to address couples, intentions for pregnancy, and work to make fertility services available for couples affected by HIV in order to prevent perinatal transmission. They encourage the development of evidence-based... Read More

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Available - May 2016

May 20, 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 April 29, 2016. This update can be... Read More

Infant Feeding Decisions for HIV-Positive African Women

Apr 25, 2016

African women living in the UK are faced with conflicting information around infant feeding when HIV-positive. National medical guidelines recommend that HIV-positive women abstain from breastfeeding in order to prevent transmission however cultural influences pressure... Read More

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