Research/News - 2018

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Released Today

Dec 07, 2018

The HHS Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission (the Panel) announced today the release of the updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to... Read More

Eliminating Perinatal HIV in the United States

Dec 06, 2018

In this article, the authors describe progress thus far toward the goal of perinatal HIV elimination in the United States. They describe different approaches to perinatal HIV preventive services in the District of Columbia and five states, including Illinois. They... Read More

Trends in Neonatal Prophylaxis in US Infants

Nov 16, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the use of neonatal prophylaxis over time. They observed overall low rates of combination prophylaxis, including for those infants at higher risk, demonstrating inconsistency with current guidelines in the United States. Citation... Read More

AIDSinfo Releases Brief Versions of HIV/AIDS Practice Guidelines

Nov 14, 2018

AIDSinfo recently announced the release of brief versions of the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines. Health care providers had requested shorter versions of the guidelines that are easier to use at the point of care. AIDSinfo used this feedback to... Read More

Intimate Partner Violence and HIV Care in Pregnancy

Nov 09, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and ARV adherence and viral suppression in pregnancy. They conclude that IPV during a pregnancy is associated with decreased ARV adherence and delays in achieving virologic... Read More

Stigma and the Elimination of Perinatal HIV in the U.S.

Nov 09, 2018

In this article, the authors describe the relationship between stigma toward pregnant women with HIV and efforts to eradicate perinatal HIV transmission. They conclude that stigma plays a significant role in the inability of the U.S. to eliminate MTCT of HIV. Citation... Read More

Perinatal HIV Service Coordination

Aug 17, 2018

In this article, the authors describe a comprehensive concept of perinatal HIV service coordination. The authors identify six core functions to close the gap in the HIV care continuum for pregnant women and prevent perinatal transmission of HIV in the United States.... Read More

HIV-Specific Prenatal Classes to Begin in September

Aug 17, 2018

The next series of PACPI's HIV-specific prenatal classes have been scheduled to begin September 11, 2018.  Please see the attached flyer for the class and call 312-334-0971 to enroll your clients and patients.

PACPI Hiring Perinatal Analyst for Repeat Third Trimester Testing Support

Jun 08, 2018

The Pediatric AIDS Chicago Prevention Initiative (PACPI) is hiring a Perinatal Analyst to support the implementation of repeat third trimester HIV testing of pregnant women in Illinois hospitals as funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This is a part-time... Read More

Potential Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects With Dolutegravir

May 29, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public that serious cases of neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord have been reported in babies born to women treated with dolutegravir used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (... Read More