The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit

The CDC’s Elimination of Perinatal HIV Transmission Stakeholders Group presented “What’s New in the 2015 Perinatal HIV Guidelines”, a webinar, on October 14th, 2015. 

Webinar Objectives Included:

·         To increase understanding and awareness of recent changes to the perinatal HIV treatment guidelines

·         To use clinical cases to illustrate accurate interpretation of the guidelines.

Speakers from the Baylor College of Medicine:

·         Judy Levison, MD, MPH

·         Carey Eppes, MD MPH

View the archived webinar here!:

The HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit was developed with the aim of helping HIV primary care providers to address reproductive health issues with their patients, including preconception care, family planning and safer conception for HIV sero-discordant couples.  The materials were developed by the FXB Center in collaboration with members of CDC's Expert Panel for Preconception and Reproductive Health of HIV-Infected Persons and CDC's EMCT Stakeholder Group on Family Planning and Preconception Care.

The toolkit includes training slides; a recorded webinar; healthcare worker job aids (including an algorithm on preconception counseling and care and a provider's guide to preconception counseling); and educational materials for patients.

To order any of the HIV and Preconception Care Toolkit materials, download an order form here.


Client booklet

"What Women Need to Know: the HIV Treatment Guidelines for Pregnant Women" This booklet provides information for pregnant women with HIV infection and discusses recommendations to improve maternal health and prevent perinatal HIV transmission.
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Client informational brochure

“Are You Thinking about Having a Baby?” An informational brochure for patients that defines preconception health and explains the importance of preconception care for women living with HIV.
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Preconception counseling guide:

  “Preconception Counseling for Women Living with HIV”A counseling guide for providers with suggested scripts for discussing fertility desires and preconception care with women of reproductive age living with HIV.
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Provider algorithm:

  “Preconception Care Algorithm for Women Living with HIV” An algorithm for HIV providers showing the components of preconception care for women living with HIV who are of reproductive age.
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Client questionnaire and provider checklist:

   A two–part tool to support preconception care. The front side is a patient questionnaire that explores fertility desires and basic reproductive history.   The back side is a provider checklist to provide guidance on providing basic contraceptive and preconception counseling and care during a primary care visit.
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Preconception Care postcard:

“Living a Healthy Life” A postcard for patients that encourages them to take steps to ensure they stay healthy. One side with advice for women and the other side for men.
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Provider pocket guide for ARV Use in Pregnancy:

  “Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Therapy in Pregnancy” (pocket guide) US-based treatment recommendations for antiretroviral therapy to prevent transmission during pregnancy and for infants exposed to HIV.
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Training materials and webinars

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  • Webinar recording:  CDC's Interim Guidance on the Use of PrEP in Heterosexually Active Adults: Implications for Clinical Practice Hosted by CDC’s Elimination of Mother-to-Child (EMCT) Stakeholders Group, in collaboration with the Franҫois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center held on December 12th 2012.

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