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Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women

A Public Health Training Network Satellite Broadcast
April 25, 2002 (1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET)

February 27, 2002

This broadcast will discuss "Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women" -- published November 9, 2001 in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Recommendations and Reports series. The agenda includes the key recommendations, revisions from previous guidelines, implementation issues, resources and recommended reading. Viewers may fax in questions before and during the broadcast.


At the completion of the broadcast, participants should expect to be able to:
  • describe key points in "Revised Recommendations for HIV Screening of Pregnant Women,"

  • identify major revisions from CDC’s previous recommendations on preventing perinatal transmission of HIV,

  • identify special populations at high risk for perinatal transmission of HIV and who may be less likely to receive antenatal testing (e.g. adolescents, women who have been incarcerated, and rural antenatal populations),


  • discuss strategies to bridge gaps and barriers in prevention services for pregnant women including in obstetrical practices,

  • discuss consumer (client) recommendations for implementing the recommendations, and

  • identify resources for preventing perinatal transmission of HIV.

Target Audience

Health care providers and HIV/STD prevention staff in health departments, community organizations/planning, HIV prevention counseling, education, testing and administration as well as other persons in contact with women of child-bearing age regarding any health matters such as prenatal care, primary care, and substance abuse.

Invited Presenters or Panelists Include

  • Mary Glenn Fowler, MD, MPH, Chief, Maternal and Child Transmission, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, CDC

  • Martha F. Rogers, MD, Senior Scientist, Center for Child Well-being, Task Force for Child Survival, Decatur, Georgia

  • Magda G. Peck, ScD, CEO/Executive Director, CityMatCH, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Omaha, Nebraska

  • Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, RN, MHS, Deputy Director, Circle of Care, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Robert T. Maupin Jr., MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Louisiana State University, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • I. Celine Hanson, MD, Chief, Bureau of HIV & STD Prevention, Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas

Instructions for Viewers

Viewers do not need to register with CDC. Beginning February 22, a list of registered viewing sites open to guests will be updated daily on the Broadcast Web Site. After February 22, viewers are strongly encouraged to periodically check the web site to determine if more viewing sites have registered in their area. Viewers without Internet access may call the National Prevention Information Network at 800-458-5231. Persons in search of a viewing site are encouraged to contact a registered viewing site between February 22 and April 18 to request seating.

Materials Available After March 1

Broadcast Web Site:

This web site includes this fact sheet, online registration for persons coordinating viewing sites, and a list of registered viewing sites which will be updated daily beginning February 22.

Questions/Comments for Speakers

  • We plan to take only faxes (no live calls) during this broadcast. The moderator will provide information on how to fax questions or comments to the panelists during the broadcast.

  • If you would like to submit questions or comments before the broadcast date, please fax these before April 20 to 404-639-0944.

  • In the event we are unable to answer a question during the program, you may e-mail or fax your question or comments to:

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credits will not be offered for this broadcast.

Questions About the Broadcast

After February 15, please call toll-free 800-458-5231 or TTY 800-243-7012.

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