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Perinatal HIV Action Kit

Perinatal HIV Action Kit

To all providers diagnosing HIV during pregnancy, or pregnancy for a person with HIV, please ensure an active, warm hand-off to a perinatal HIV specialty provider site or contact the DHSP Linkage and Reengagement Program Warmline (213) 639-4288 for assistance.

In 2020, a total of four cases of perinatal HIV transmission were reported in Los Angeles County (LAC), which is substantially higher than the average 0.9 cases per year observed in the prior 10-year period. A common feature was that the pregnant persons received late or no prenatal care; for birthing hospitals and prenatal care providers, the management of these patients to reduce HIV transmission to the infant is both complex and time sensitive. DHSP has developed the following clinical guidance documents on expected practices and resources needed to support all pregnancies impacted by HIV:

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