Our Partners

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health and functions in collaboration with its partners to provide a safety net of perinatal HIV prevention in Illinois. The goal of the safety net is to identify pregnant women with HIV and provide support and linkage to medical care and social services aimed at reducing the risk of perinatal transmission of HIV.

Our partners include:

Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) is a collaborative enterprise that integrates HIV prevention and treatment. Its mission is to eliminate deaths from pediatric AIDS and to reduce transmission of the virus from mothers to their children in Illinois. MACA’s programs include enhanced case management and prenatal classes for pregnant women living with HIV, collaboration with and provision of case management on-call service for the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, support for the rapid testing and identification of women with preliminarily HIV-positive rapid tests on labor and delivery units statewide, and advocacy around perinatal HIV prevention. Much of MACA’s work is done through collaboration with partners including the Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Perinatal Network Administrators, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Hotline staff, Dr. Patricia Garcia, Dr. Mardge Cohen, Sinai Urban Health Institute, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, and nurse managers and staff on labor and delivery units at the 130+ birthing hospitals in Illinois. For more information about MACA, please contact Anne Statton, Executive Director, at [email protected].

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is a key partner in the prevention of perinatal transmission of HIV in Illinois. IDPH provides funding for the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, enhanced case management follow-up, and support to hospitals for rapid testing. IDPH provides leadership and develops rules for the implementation of laws around perinatal prevention of HIV in Illinois.

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is one of the nation’s leading AIDS organizations and its mission is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of people affected by the epidemic. AFC manages the Northeastern Illinois Case Management cooperative that helps bring Ryan White Part A resources to persons living with HIV/AIDS.