Research/News - 2020

Updated HHS Perinatal Guidelines Released

Dec 30, 2020

On 12/29/20, the HHS Panel on Treatment of Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission released the updated Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV... Read More

SMFM Releases Updated Checklists for Management of HIV in Pregnancy

Dec 09, 2020

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has published updated and expanded checklists to help ensure that all relevant elements are considered for every person with HIV during prepregnancy, antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. The checklists are intended to be... Read More

Data Support Nevirapine for Presumptive Treatment in High Risk Neonates

Dec 02, 2020

Recent findings from the IMPAACT P1115 study confirm the safety and therapeutic drug concentrations of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral regimen in the early neonatal period. The study's aim was to establish dosing of nevirapine for very early treatment of HIV-exposed... Read More

Updated AAP Guidance for Infants Exposed to HIV

Oct 28, 2020

Updated in October 2020, this clinical report from the American Academcy of Pediatrics provides guidance on the evaluation and management of infants born to women living with HIV. Citation: Chadwick EG. AAP Committee on Pediatric AIDS. Evaluation and management of the... Read More

COVID-19 Among People Living with HIV

Sep 09, 2020

This issue of AIDS includes a special section on the intersection of COVID-19 and people living with HIV.  AIDS October 1, 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 12

HIV PrEP for Conception Among Serodiscordant Couples

Sep 09, 2020

This article describes a prospective cohort study to assess the feasibility, perceptions, and adherence associated with periconceptional PrEP use among females without HIV and their male partners living with HIV across four academic medical centers in the United States... Read More

Counseling Guide for Pregnant PLHIV Desiring a Home Birth in COVID-19 Era

Aug 17, 2020

Members of the IL Perinatal HIV Hotline clinical team have developed a guide for a person-centered, shared decision-making approach to counseling about and perinatal management of potential home birth for pregnant PLHIV in the era of COVID-19. Citation: Premkumar A, ... Read More

IDPH Announces Changes in Perinatal HIV Monthly Rapid Testing Reporting

Aug 11, 2020

On July 24, 2020, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced a change in reporting requirements for Perinatal HIV Rapid Testing monthy reports. See the IDPH memo below for detailed information.

Attitudes Towards Male Partner HIV Testing

Jul 10, 2020

This study, by members of the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline medical leadership team, explores the attitudes of pregnant women and their partners toward partner HIV testing. Citation: Yee LM, Leziak K, Jackson J, Miller ES. Attitudes towards male partner HIV testing... Read More

Safety of In-Utero ARV Exposure

Jul 10, 2020

A recent study of neurological outcomes in children who are HIV-exposed but uninfected found some increased risk of neurologic abnormalities. These risks were associated with exposure to efavirenz and didanosine. Dolutegravir expsoure showed some suggestive associations... Read More