Guidelines & Best Practices

The United States Public Health Service provides clinical guidelines for the treatment of HIV/AIDS that are continually reviewed and updated by experts in the field. They are available at HIVinfo.

Sources of treatment information for perinatal HIV include the following:

Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States

  • Federally approved guidelines for pre-conceptional, antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum care of pregnant people living with HIV.

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection

  • Federally approved guidelines for the care of infants and children with HIV exposure or HIV infection.

Hotline Best Practices: Labor & Delivery Care for Pregnant People with HIV and Care of Infants with Perinatal Exposure to HIV

  • Best Practices developed by the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline to guide labor and delivery care for pregnant people with HIV and their newborns in Illinois.