|Topic:||Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee on Perinatal Transmission of HIV
Tuesday, October 13, 1998 - 10:00 a.m.
428 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Reducing the Odds: Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV
Ezra Davidson, Jr., M.D., Associate Dean, Primary Care and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Vice-Chairman, Committee on Perinatal Transmission of HIV, Institute of Medicine
In the Ryan White CARE Act of 1996, PL 104-146, Congress requested that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) "conduct an evaluation of the extent to which State efforts have been effective in reducing the perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus, and an analysis of the existing barriers to the further reduction in such transmission." In answer, a committee of the IOM produced the report "Reducing the Odds: Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV."
The report includes recommendations regarding reducing perinatal transmission of HIV, including ways to increase prenatal testing and improve therapy for HIV-infected women and children. It also contains recommendations for national, state, and local policy makers, as well as health care providers and public health.
The study was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on October 14, 1998 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.