In this video, Dr. Ellen Chadwick, the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline's pediatric infectious disease expert, provides an overview and rationale for the Hotline's updated (April 2017) guidelines for infants with perinatal exposure to HIV. Dr. Chadwick explains the criteria... - Read More
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... - Read More
Routine HIV testing during pregnancy is a key component of perinatal HIV prevention. The following materials are available to guide you in conducting HIV testing for pregnant women.
CDC: HIV Testing
CDC: HIV Testing Flowchart
CDC: Advantages and... - Read More
The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline offers expedited HIV-1 DNA PCR tests for calls to the Hotline in which an urgent test result is needed for pediatric treatment decision making. Specimens are processed at the Special Infectious Disease (SID) Laboratory of the Ann... - Read More
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee Opinion 635 Prenatal and Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing: Expanded Recommendations replaces Committee Opinion 418 and provides an overview of recommendations for HIV testing for pregnant... - Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the surveillance case definition for HIV infection. The changes were announced in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on April 11, 2014. The revisions were made to address multiple issues, the most... - Read More
This template can be utilized to assess emergency department staff competency regarding the rapid HIV testing law in Illinois and its implementation in emergency departments. It includes true/false, yes/no and multiple choice questions about testing pregnant women for HIV,... - Read More
This template can be utilized to assess staff competency regarding the rapid HIV testing law in Illinois and its implementation in labor and delivery units. It includes true/false, yes/no and multiple choice questions about testing pregnant women for HIV, testing newborn... - Read More
This flip chart, created by the Perinatal Rapid Testing Implementation Initiative in Illinois (PRTII2), was developed to provide hospital staff with a script for perinatal rapid HIV test counseling in labor and delivery units.