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Toward the elimination of perinatal HIV transmission in the US: An overview

Margaret A. Lampe, RN, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop E-45, Atlanta, GA 30333, 404-639-5289, mlampe@cdc.gov

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has funded five national organizations to develop lessons and tools to help providers--public health departments, physicians, hospitals, and others--prevent perinatal transmission of HIV. In this session, representatives of these organizations will discuss how they individually and collectively are working toward the goal of no HIV-positive infants born in the United States. The session will open with a brief description of trends in perinatal HIV transmission rates in the U.S., the medical and public health prevention strategies, and CDC-funded initiatives. The presentations will include discussion of use of the new rapid screening tests for HIV. In addition, each of the organizations and their areas of focus will be described.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to

Keywords: HIV Interventions, Perinatal Outcomes

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Organization/institution whose products or services will be discussed: Orasure Technologies, Inc.
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

HIV/AIDS Research Roundtable: Perinatal HIV Testing and Prevention

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA