Research & News


Perinatal HIV Transmission Is Being Eliminated in the U.S.

Apr 28, 2023

In this article, the authors from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describe progress toward elimination of perinatal HIV in the United States and document that the ambitious elimination goals in the United States were first met in 2019.   Citation:... Read More

ARV Treatment During Pregnancy

Apr 28, 2023

This new JAMA article describes the availability, timing, and risks of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant people with HIV. Citation: Eke AC, Lockman S, Mofenson LM. Antiretroviral treatment of HIV/AIDS during pregnancy. JAMA. 2023 Apr 18;329(15):1308-1309. ... Read More

Hotline's Updated Best Practice Guidelines Now Available

Mar 27, 2023

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline has updated its best practice guidelines for Illinois providers. The new guidelines Best Practices: Labor & Delivery Care for Pregnant People with HIV and Care of Infants with Perinatal Exposure to HIV combine guidance for... Read More

HIV and Infant Feeding Webinars - Register Today!

Feb 15, 2023

The 24/7 Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline and Mother and Child Alliance (MACA) are excited to announce our upcoming collaboration with Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC) on a 2-part webinar series on HIV and infant feeding in the U.S. Prompted by the recent... Read More

Updated Breastfeeding Guidance Discussion from

Feb 15, 2023’s latest FYI video features the White House's Harold Phillips discussing the new breastfeeding guidance for people with HIV. To view the video, click here.   

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Released

Feb 03, 2023

On January 31, 2023, the Panel on Treatment of HIV in Pregnancy and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission updated the Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States. The... Read More

Mindfulness Intervention for Pregnant and Parenting WLWH

Dec 28, 2022

The authors describe their experience conducting focus groups to inform the adaptation of a mindfulness intervention for pregnant and parenting women living with HIV. They detail the focus group experience exploring psychosocial treatment needs and mindfulness... Read More

Importance of Timely Diagnosis of Perinatal HIV in Children

Dec 28, 2022

The authors present the case of a 6-year-old child with a delayed diagnosis of perinatal HIV infection. They describe the increased morbidity resulting from the delay and remind clinicians of the importance of universal HIV screening of pregnant women (including repeat... Read More

Disparities in Third Trimester Syphilis Testing in Illinois

Sep 20, 2022

The authors, including Hotline Co-Medical Director Dr. Lynn Yee, report on their findings regarding repeat third trimester syphilis testing at a large tertiary hospital in Chicago, Illinois. They observe overall low compliance with the state law mandating repeat third... Read More

New Findings on the Use of Dolutegravir in Pregnancy

Sep 20, 2022

A recent comparative study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports on the benefits of Dolutegravir in pregnancy compared to other HIV regimens currently used in the United States. Patel K, Huo Y, Jao J, et al. Dolutegravir in pregnancy as compared with current... Read More