IDPH Screening Recommendations for Pregnant Women

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STIs, Hepatitis B/C, and HIV can have debilitating effects on pregnant women, their partners, and their fetuses. All pregnant women and their sex partners should be questioned and if needed, counseled about the possibility of these infections and access to testing and treatment should be provided. The Illinois Department of Public Health has developed this screening guide for all medical providers responsible for the care of pregnant women. This guide follows the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national recommendations for screening and treating pregnant women published in the current CDC, STD Treatment Guidelines.