Who can help me implement rapid HIV testing?

The Perinatal Rapid Testing Implementation Initiative in Illinois (PRTII2) was established in 2004 to support hospital implementation of rapid HIV testing as mandated by the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act. The Illinois Department of Public Health funded this effort. Leadership was provided by Dr. Mardge Cohen, MD (Cook County Bureau of Health Services), Dr. Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Yolanda Olszewski, MSc, MPH (Cook County Bureau of Health Services) and Anne Statton (Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative). Today, ongoing technical assistance is available through the Mother and Child Alliance (formerly Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative - PACPI). Please contact us if you have specific questions about rapid HIV testing or require assistance.