About Us

The Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline and Perinatal Syphilis Warmline are statewide resources supported by the Illinois Department of Public Health aimed at preventing the transmission of HIV and syphilis from pregnant people to their infants. They are staffed by medical and social service care providers from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Mother and Child Alliance.

24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline

One simple phone call to the Illinois 24/7 Perinatal HIV Hotline activates the safety net of perinatal HIV prevention, assisting you in caring for your patient and linking them to specialty care. The Hotline has identified medical and social service resources for pregnant people living with HIV and their newborns throughout Illinois. Call anytime day or night to link your patients to the care and services they need.

Hotline services include:

  • Real-time medical consultation about the most up-to-date treatments for people living with HIV and their babies.
  • Linkage of people living with HIV and their infants to an ongoing network of specialty care during and after pregnancy.
  • Social service consultation and access to enhanced perinatal HIV case managers for the highest risk patients.
  • Post-test counseling and support for parents and babies with positive rapid HIV tests.
  • The reporting mechanism for preliminary positive rapid HIV tests as mandated by the Illinois Perinatal HIV Prevention Act .

Perinatal Syphilis Warmline

The Perinatal Syphilis Warmline aims to reverse the alarming increase in rates of congenital syphilis across the state of Illinois. The Warmline is available Monday-Friday between 8am and 4pm with after-hour messages returned within 1 business day.

Warmline services include:

The Hotline and Warmline function in collaboration with their partners for prevention of perinatal HIV and congenital syphilis in Illinois. If you would like more information about the Hotline or Warmline, please call us.