Research & News

Postpartum Depression and Disclosure of HIV Status

Jun 02, 2016

Researchers in this retrospective cohort study looked at whether disclosure of a woman's HIV status to a partner or family member prior to delivery is associated with the risk of early postpartum depression. Disclosure to one or more family members was associated with a... Read More

Preeclampsia and HIV

May 27, 2016

In a large scale, retrospective cohort study, researchers found an increased risk of preeclampsia in HIV-positive pregnant women compared to those that were HIV-negative. Additionally, those on ARVs during pregnancy showed a higher risk compared with those who were not on... Read More

Fertility Methods for HIV-Positive Couples

May 27, 2016

As the life expectancy of HIV-positive individuals continues to increase, providers need to ensure to have discussions around reproduction interests with patients. The researchers in this article looked at methods of fertility awareness that could help HIV-positive and/or... Read More

Maternal AZT and Fetal Cardiac Structure and Function

May 20, 2016

Researchers evaluated the structure and function of hearts of infants born to HIV-infected mothers on antiretroviral medications during pregnancy and compared with those infants born to non-HIV infected mothers. Those infants whose mothers were on cART during pregnancy... Read More

Raltegravir in Pregnancy

May 20, 2016

Researchers studied the safety, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of raltegravir on pregnant women with HIV as it is useful to reduce viral load quickly, which is important in pregnancy. The multicenter study looked at 22 patients during the third trimester and postpartum to... Read More

Former PACPI Client Tells Her Story in Crain's Chicago Business

May 20, 2016

LeSherri James has spoken out about her PACPI experience and the potential negative impact to the program as well as perinatal prevention in Illinois as a result of the lack of state budget. This opinion piece ran in the May 13, 2016 issue of Crain's Chicago Business and... Read More

Safe Pregnancy for HIV-Affected Couples

May 20, 2016

In this Letter to the Editor, authors encourage providers to address couples, intentions for pregnancy, and work to make fertility services available for couples affected by HIV in order to prevent perinatal transmission. They encourage the development of evidence-based... Read More

Updated Perinatal Guidelines Available - May 2016

May 20, 2016

The US Public Health Service released an update to the Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States on April 29, 2016. This update can be... Read More

Infant Feeding Decisions for HIV-Positive African Women

Apr 25, 2016

African women living in the UK are faced with conflicting information around infant feeding when HIV-positive. National medical guidelines recommend that HIV-positive women abstain from breastfeeding in order to prevent transmission however cultural influences pressure... Read More

Perinatal HIV Remission Possibilities

Apr 20, 2016

HIV-infected infants that are started on ARVs early show low levels of replication-competent provirus, an absence of HIV-specific immunity, and the capacity to generate immune responses to potential immunotherapeutic interventions according to recent research. Current... Read More