Resources & Forms

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 people with HIV talk about their feelings, talk to partners about an HIV diagnosis, discuss safe sex options... - Read More

IDPH Screening Recommendations for Pregnant People

Intrauterine or perinatally transmitted STIs, Hepatitis B/C, and HIV can have debilitating effects on pregnant people, their partners, and their fetuses. All pregnant people and their sex partners should be questioned and if needed, counseled about the possibility of... - Read More

Rapid HIV Testing Materials for IL Emergency Departments

All Illinois emergency departments are encouraged to conduct rapid HIV testing of pregnant people. 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

Rapid HIV Testing Materials for IL Birthing Hospitals

All Illinois birthing hospitals conduct rapid HIV testing in labor and delivery units. These are the main resources that hospitals will need to perform rapid HIV testing on pregnant people. Counseling and Testing CDC Revised HIV Testing Recommendations in... - Read More

Congenital Syphilis

Health care providers are required by Illinois law (410 ILCS 320/1) to screen all pregnant people 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... - Read More

ACOG: Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' Committee Opinion Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus addresses the use of PrEP in combination with other proven HIV prevention methods as a useful HIV prevention strategy for... - Read More

Liquid and Chewable Antiretroviral Drugs Table

This table provides information concerning bioavailability differences between capsule/tablet and liquid/chewable dosage forms of antiretrovirals. Its purpose is to assist providers with management of pregnant patients with HIV who are unable to swallow antiretroviral... - Read More

HIV and Preconception Toolkit

The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit was developed with the aim of helping HIV primary care providers to address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning and safer conception for HIV serodifferent couples. The... - Read More

CDC Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preexposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in the United States – 2017 Update provides health care providers with recommendations on the use of PrEP to prevent HIV, including use in HIV serodifferent... - Read More

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