Perinatal HIV

The Texas Consortium for Perinatal HIV Prevention (TCPHP) has developed a physician handbook that includes Texas-specific guidelines for the care of HIV-infected pregnant women and recommendations for testing pregnant women.

The recommendations in Guidelines and Recommendations for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission in Texas (PDF) are based on:

  • 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 (AIDSinfo, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services);
  • "Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing  of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings" ( MMWR , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); and
  • HIV testing recommendations by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Texas Health and Safety Code - Requirements for HIV testing of pregnant women (effective Jan. 1, 2010).

The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center  provides clinical consultation, technical assistance, and training sessions on topics related to treatment, management, and counseling for individuals with HIV/AIDS. The Dallas-based center is one of the regional offices of the AIDS Education and Training Center Program, which was developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Other Reporting and Testing Resources (Texas Department of State Health Services)


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