Other Resources for Providers

FIMR/HIV Case Review Resources
The FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology is a young program. Nevertheless, several informative and useful resources are available in a variety of formats.

The FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology National Resource Center is an electronic learning center housed at CityMatCH that offers training and guidance to communities currently implementing the methodology. It provides information for those who may be interested in starting a program.

FIMR/HIV: Pilot Project Overview & Lessons Learned is an in-depth discussion of the methodology and highlights the experiences of the three pilot projects.

FIMR/HIV Pilot- Initial Findings is an explanation of the methodology and a summary of the pilot project findings in poster format.

FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology is a slide set detailing the case review and community action process. 

HIV Preconception Care Toolkit
The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit was developed with the aim of helping HIV primary care providers address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning, and safer conception for HIV sero-discordant couples.

  • Preconception Care Patient Brochure: This informational brochure for patients defines preconception health and explains the importance of preconception care for women living with HIV.
  • Preconception Care Counseling Tool: This counseling guide for providers includes suggested scripts for discussing fertility desires and preconception care with women of reproductive age living with HIV.
  • Preconception Care Algorithm: This algorithm for HIV providers shows the components of preconception care for women of reproductive age living with HIV.
  • Preconception Care 2-sided questionnaire: This two-part tool to support preconception care includes a patient questionnaire that explores fertility desires and basic reproductive history, and a provider checklist to provide guidance on providing basic contraceptive and preconception counseling and care during a primary care visit.
  • Preconception Care postcard: This postcard for patients encourages them to take steps to ensure they stay healthy. One side includes advice for women and the other side includes advice for men.
  • How to locate a Family Planning Clinic or Ryan White Clinic
  • Webinar slide set: Reproductive Health and HIV: Preconception Care, Family Planning & Safer Conception for HIV-Discordant Couples
  • Webinar recording: Reproductive Health and HIV: Preconception Care, Family Planning & Safer Conception for HIV-Discordant Couples

AIDSinfo at The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The AIDSinfo at The National Institutes of Health (NIH) website offers information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, research, and a variety of HIV/AIDS related topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Risk Reduction Tool
This CDC tool will help you learn about the risk of getting HIV or transmitting HIV to someone else and how to lower that risk. You can also locate your nearest HIV testing sites. 

AIDSVu
AIDSvu is an interactive map that explore the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. by state, county, and city. Users may filter HIV prevalence data by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and transmission category at the state level. The site also includes information about HIV testing and treatment, social determinants of health, and other HIV-related topics. AIDSVu is an online product from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

The AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center (AETC NRC)
The AIDS Education and Training Centers National Resource Center (AETC NRC) provides education and training programs for health care providers treating persons living with HIV/AIDS. Go to the Directory to find an AETC center near you.

Eliminating Perinatal HIV Transmission
Eliminating Perinatal HIV Transmission: A Curriculum for OB/GYN Resident and Midwifery Programs

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

e-HAP
e-HAP is a free service from the CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention that provides the latest information and website updates.

Evaluation Toolkit: Patient and Provider Prospective about Routine HIV Screening in Health Care Settings
This Evaluation Toolkit from CDC is a resource to help providers assess clinician and patient experiences and satisfaction with routine HIV screening, including identifying barriers to testing.

The Food and Drug Administration
The FDA serves a review and oversight function in areas related to drugs, biologics, and medical devices for the prevention and treatment of HIV, and AIDS-related conditions.

HIVE, Formerly the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center (BAPAC): Healthy Women, Healthy Babies, Healthy Families
HIVE, formerly the BAPAC, provides comprehensive preconception counseling and prenatal care to women and families living with and affected by HIV. HIVE also offers consultations and education to medical providers worldwide. Part of the UCSF-Positive Health Program, HIVE is a multi-disciplinary team tailoring medical and psychosocial services to the specific needs of each woman and her family before, during, and after pregnancy.

The Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry
The Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry was developed to provide an early alert of any major teratogenic effect associated with a prenatal exposure to any of the products monitored through the registry. The registry includes information for both healthcare providers and patients.

The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)
The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) is an independent organization of HIV specialists dedicated to promoting excellence in HIV/AIDS care through advocacy and education.

CityMatCH
CityMatCH is a freestanding national membership organization comprised of maternal and child health (MCH) programs and leaders representing urban communities in the United States. The CityMatCH mission is to improve the health and well-being of urban women, children, and families by strengthening community public health organizations and leadership.

CityMatCH collaborates with the CDC and the American College of Obstetricians (the College) to adapt the College’s National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (NFIMR) methodology into a model to identify missed opportunities of perinatal HIV prevention in communities with high rates of HIV infection in women of child-bearing age. Learn more.

National Clinical Consultation Center
The UCSF National Clinician Consultation Center, previously the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians' Consultation Center (NCCC), provides U.S.-based clinicians of all experience levels with prompt, expert responses to questions about managing HIV/AIDS (e.g., antiretroviral selection, drug interactions and adverse reactions, HIV testing, co-infection management), perinatal HIV (e.g., HIV testing and antiretroviral care in pregnancy, preventing transmission, infant care), and bloodborne pathogen exposures (e.g., needlesticks and splashes). Services are for healthcare providers only. All services are cost-free and confidential. Learn more about the center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extensive online information on HIV among women, including testing recommendations and guidelines, HIV in pregnancy and childbirth, and resources for providers and the public.

The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXBC)
The François-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXBC) at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey is an internationally recognized model of family-centered HIV care that integrates clinical care, professional education, and research.

FXBC has provided training and technical assistance to reduce perinatal HIV transmission since early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The innovative approaches developed by FXBC have reached providers, consumers, and health care institutions across the United States and include training-of-trainer curricula, strategic planning approaches for hospitals instituting rapid HIV testing, and educational materials.

The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)
The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) is a research organization of the American Hospital Association. Among its many projects are activities to increase the number of hospitals that are implementing perinatal HIV prevention programs, especially using rapid screening tests in labor and delivery for women with undocumented HIV status.

To encourage routine HIV screening of all adults, HRET has a free online toolkit to help hospitals and providers estimate the financial impact of HIV testing.

The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC)
The National Network of STD/HIV Prevention Training Centers (NNPTC) is a network of CDC-funded centers dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Locate the center nearest you and view training resources.

The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC)
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is dedicated to improving care and treatment for people of color living with HIV/AIDS by fostering leadership to address the challenges of HIV via public policy change, education, and media activities.

The Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM)
The Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM) is an organization of physicians, educators, researchers, and others who are dedicated to improving patient care, education, and research in primary and general internal medicine. SGIM develops clinical practice resources and teaching and clinician tools on HIV. 

UCSF Women, Children, and HIV
The University of California at San Francisco has developed a Women, Children, and HIV website for providers that contains resources for HIV prevention and treatment useful in resource-limited settings.

Also see HIV In Site to view a comprehensive, up-to-date Database of Antiretroviral Drug Interactions.

The University of Liverpool
The University of Liverpool hosts the HIV Drug Interactions website. The website includes access to free, user friendly drug interaction charts. 

Testing Requirements by State
Complete lists of state HIV testing laws and regulations are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Archived Webinars:
Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: PrEP, PEP, Microbicides and U=U
This webinar was hosted by the Regional Resource Network Program (RRNP), the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Region II.
 
Gynecological Care for Women and Adolescents with HIV
ACOG's HIV Expert Work Group
November 6, 2017
 
Creating a Safety Net to Enhance Postpartum Retention in HIV Care: Tools and Resources for Providers
CDC's Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission Stakeholders Group
June 19, 2017
 
What's New in the 2016 Perinatal HIV Treatment Guidelines?
CDC's Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission Stakeholders Group
Slides available here
December 7, 2016
 
HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: What Ob-Gyns Need to Know
Rutgers-FXB 
October 26, 2016
 
Vaccines for Immunocompromised Adults
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases 
April 5, 2016
 
Trauma Informed Care: An Approach to Improve Engagement of Women Living With HIV
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 2015
 
What's New in the 2015 Perinatal HIV Guidelines
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission Stakeholders Group
October 14, 2015
 
HIV Care Continuum: Keeping the Spotlight on Screening, Prevention, and Treatment
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
December 18, 2014

ACOG Resources

Tear Pad

HIV and Other Important Pregnancy Tests
This physician tool is a convenient to use tear-off notepad with a summary of common prenatal blood tests that answers frequently asked questions about HIV. The tear sheets for patients are available in English and Spanish and may satisfy the patient information requirements for prenatal HIV testing in states allowing the opt-out testing approach.

Physician Scripts

Perinatal HIV Screening
This laminated information card with a suggested script is designed to use with the tear sheets to help providers notify pregnant women about HIV testing in states allowing the opt-out testing approach.

Routine HIV Screening 
This laminated script card provides sample dialogue to assist physicians when notifying nonpregnant patients about routine HIV screening.

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