Resources & Forms

HIV Prenatal Class Information

The Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) developed prenatal classes specifically for pregnant women living with HIV entitled Making Sense of HIV and Pregnancy. These classes are designed to educate and prepare women for pregnancy, labor and delivery, and the postpartum period... - Read More

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

Rapid HIV Test Counseling on Labor and Delivery Flip Chart

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.

HIV Prenatal Class Curriculum

Developed by the Mother and Child Alliance (MACA), Making Sense of HIV and Pregnancy, is a 3-day prenatal class specifically designed for pregnant women with HIV.

Perinatal Rapid HIV Testing Training Scenarios

These training scenarios are designed to assist staff in understanding Illinois' law regarding rapid HIV testing of pregnant women. These scenarios were developed in 2014 by the Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) and the 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV... - Read More

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

PRTII Perinatal Rapid HIV Testing Implementation Guide

This document is a historical guide to the implementation of perinatal rapid HIV testing that was initiated in Illinois in 2004. This document contains resources to guide the process of implementation of rapid HIV testing in labor and delivery units. It includes sample... - Read More

Support Groups

HIV and pregnancy can be very isolating. It may be helpful to seek out a support group either in person or online. There are professionals that can help pregnant women with HIV talk about their feelings, talk to partners about an HIV diagnosis, discuss safe sex options and ... - 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

Rapid HIV Testing Materials for IL Emergency Departments

All Illinois emergency departments are encouraged to conduct rapid HIV testing of pregnant women. These are the main resources that emergency departments will need for this purpose. Counseling and Testing CDC Revised HIV Testing Recommendations in Healthcare... - Read More