There has been a remarkable decline in the transmission of HIV from mothers to newborns in recent years. Since 2000, we have been working to link pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV across Illinois with expert care, treatment and support to help prevent the transmission of HIV to babies.

Basic information on the prevention of transmission for pregnant women living with HIV can be found here from the CDC.

Also this from the CDC provides some nice infographics about prevention and transmission.

When we follow the recommendations, the risk of transmission can be as low as 1% or less.

Here in Illinois, we’ve created a safety net to help identify women at risk, activate hotline for new or potential cases, and provide support throughout the pregnancy with intensive case management for the best possible outcomes.

Our results speak for themselves! The state has published an update on perinatal transmission prevention.


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