Healthy Start is a community partner in preventing perinatal transmission of HIV. Women who are sexually active should be offered HIV testing as a routine part of health care. Pregnant women should be tested in the first and third trimester of pregnancy.
Mama Bear is a local initiative that helps to coordinate services for pregnant women with HIV or other Sexually Transmitted Infections that can be transmitted to their infants during pregnancy. A caring team of professionals works with the patient to ensure that services are coordinated before, during, and after the birth. Team members include Healthy Start, Children’s Medical Services, HIV Case Management, and health department clinicians. The patient’s medical provider is encouraged to refer to and participate in staffing of eligible patients. For more information, contact us at 386 252-4277.
National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center
The National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC) is a component of the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) program funded by the Ryan White CARE Act, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click here to visit the web site. See services offered below:
Warmline – National HIV telephone consultation service offers healthcare providers expert clinical consultation on antiretroviral treatment options, drug interactions and toxicity, resistance testing, prophylaxis and management of opportunistic infections, and primary care of persons with HIV/AIDS. 1-800-933-3413, Monday-Friday, 8 am to 8 pm EST, Voicemail 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
Perinatal Hotline – National perinatal HIV consultation and referral service provides 24-hour advice from HIV experts on indications and interpretations of HIV testing as well as consultation on treating HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants. 1-888-448-8765, 6am-11pm Pacific Standard Time – 7 days a week.
PEPline – National clinicians’ post-exposure prophylaxis hotline offers healthcare providers around-the-clock advice on managing occupational exposures to HIV, and hepatitis B and C. 1-888-448-4911, 6am-11pm Pacific Standard Time – 7 days a week.