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Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening

Public Act 100-0265 was signed into law on August 22, 2017. It amended the Perinatal HIV Prevention Act to mandate a repeat opt-out HIV test during the third trimester, ideally by the 36th week of pregnancy, for all pregnant women in Illinois. On October 2, 2017, the... - Read More
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Overview of Hotline Guidelines for Care of Infants with Perinatal Exposure to HIV

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

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... - Read More

HIV Testing and Pregnancy

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

Expedited Newborn HIV-1 DNA PCR Testing Information

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

ACOG: Prenatal and Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing

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

CDC Revised Surveillance Case Definition for HIV Infection - 2014

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

Rapid HIV Testing Emergency Dept Staff Competency Template

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

Overview of Hotline Case Management Services

This patient handout describes the Hotline case managment services that are available to pregnant HIV-positive women if they provide consent by signing a Hotline release of information form.

Rapid HIV Testing L&D Staff Competency Template

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

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