Resources & Forms

Policy for HIV Counseling and Testing of Pregnant Women

This document is a policy template for HIV counseling and testing of pregnant women. It includes policies for informed consent, counseling and maternal testing twice during pregnancy, newborn testing, test results and reporting, and confidentiality. This policy template... - Read More

Policy for Care of Pregnant and Postpartum Woman with HIV and Her Newborn

This document is a policy template for the care of pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV and their newborns. It includes policies for antepartum, labor and delivery or OB triage, and postpartum care. Additionally, it includes policies for determination of infant... - Read More

Overview of CDC Laboratory Algorithm for HIV Diagnosis

In this video Dr. Sarah Sutton, the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline's adult infectious disease expert, provides a step-by-step overview of the CDC laboratory testing algorithm for HIV diagnosis. Dr. Sutton provides particular emphasis on use of this laboratory testing... - Read More

Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening FAQ

This collection of frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to repeat third trimester HIV testing of pregnant women in Illinois has been created to address common questions related to this change in state law and is continually updated.

IDPH HB2800 Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening Memo

On October 2, 2017 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) issued a memo regarding HB2800 and repeat third trimester HIV screening for pregnant women.

IDPH Third Trimester Repeat HIV Testing Update Training

This web-based training from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is designed to cover updates to Public Act 100-0265 (HB 2800) which outlines legal mandates to third-trimester repeat HIV testing. This collaboration updates changes that have take place with the... - Read More

Repeat Third Trimester HIV Screening Resources

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

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

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 Overview of CDC Laboratory ... - 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