Resources & Forms

Guidelines for Voluntary HIV Testing in Illinois

A brief overview for clinicians about the current HIV testing law and conducting voluntary HIV testing in Illinois. This fact sheet was prepared by the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, and the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative.

Expedited Confirmatory HIV Testing Requisition

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline offers expedited confirmatory HIV testing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Immunology Laboratory for calls to the Hotline in which an urgent confirmatory HIV test result is needed for clinical decision making.The specimens are... - Read More

Expedited Confirmatory HIV Testing Information

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline offers expedited confirmatory HIV testing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Immunology Laboratory for calls to the Hotline in which an urgent confirmatory HIV test result is needed for clinical decision making. The specimens are... - Read More

Expedited Newborn HIV-1 DNA PCR Testing Requisition

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

Resources for HIV Serodiscordant Couples

HIVE, formerly the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC), features a variety of online resources for HIV serodiscordant couples including information on safer conception options and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

Providers of HIV-Related Obstetric and Pediatric Care in Illinois

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline partners with medical providers throughout Illinois and neighboring states specializing in the care of HIV-infected pregnant women and their newborns. Our partners include:   CHICAGO Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of... - Read More

HIV Prenatal Class Curriculum

Developed by the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative, Making Sense of HIV and Pregnancy, is a 3-day prenatal class specifically designed for pregnant women with HIV.

Neonatal AZT Instructions

This patient handout, developed by the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline, is designed to assist mothers in administering neonatal AZT (Zidovudine, Retrovir) to their newborn infants. It includes information on timely dosing and what to do if the infant spits up the medication... - 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

Congenital Syphilis

Health care providers are required by Illinois law (410 ILCS 320/1) to screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection during the first prenatal visit and during the third trimester. In the event any blood tests shall show a positive or inconclusive result an additional... - Read More

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