Posted May 2012
The AIDS Institute convened a New York State Advisory Panel (PDF 73.4 KB) for the Prevention of Perinatal HIV Transmission in November 2010. The Panel was composed of women living with HIV and 28 experts from all regions of the State with experience/expertise in the care of HIV-positive women, including pregnant women, HIV-exposed infants and HIV-positive children. Staff from NYS and NYC agencies and community-based organizations also attended. The major goal of the meeting was to develop recommendations to further eliminate MTCT in NYS. The Panel’s deliberations provided the content for the New York State Strategic Plan for Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PDF 1.05 MB). They have also developed a companion document for the Plan. This User Guide (PDF 185 KB) provides background information, rationale, and possible action steps for each strategy under each of the Plan’s four goals. The Plan’s framework provides a flexible approach for diverse stakeholders to align their efforts in support of elimination of MTCT.
The Director of the AIDS Institute, Humberto Cruz, has issued this Dear Colleague letter (PDF 62.8 KB).