Research/News - 2023


Announcing the new Illinois Perinatal Syphilis Warmline

Nov 02, 2023

The Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline has expanded its services and announces the launch of the Illinois Perinatal Syphilis Warmline. The Warmline aims to reverse the alarming increase in rates of congenital syphilis across the state of Illinois. Illinois Perinatal... Read More

Implementation of Repeat Third Trimester HIV Testing in Illinois

Oct 24, 2023

The Perinatal HIV Hotline team recently published an article documenting the rapid, successful and sustained implementation of statewide repeat third trimester HIV testing in Illinois. The Illinois experience may benefit other states and jurisdictions implementing similar... Read More

Model for Management of Breastfeeding in Women with HIV in the U.S.

Sep 22, 2023

In this article, the authors describe an approach to managing care for breastfeeding women with HIV at a single large-volume site in the United States. Citation: Abuogi L, Smith C, Kinzie K. Development and implementation of an interdisciplinary model for the... Read More

Best Practices for Infant Feeding for People with HIV in High Resource Settings

Sep 22, 2023

In this article, the authors set forth a multi-disciplinary approach for best practices to maximize risk reduction in infants whose birth parents choose to breast/chestfeed in high resource settings like the United States.  Citation: Powell AM, Knott-Grasso MA,... Read More

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