What is the safety net of perinatal HIV prevention in Illinois?

The Illinois Department of Public Health has partnered with the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative and other organizations to develop a statewide safety net for perinatal HIV designed to identify and link to care pregnant HIV-infected women who might otherwise fall through the cracks in the health care system. The key elements of the safety net include the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, rapid HIV testing in labor and delivery units throughout the state, and enhanced perinatal HIV case management for the highest risk women and their infants.