ART for PLWH Who Are Pregnant or of Childbearing Potential

This activity is part of a series


Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, FAAP, FRCPCH, D.Phil. (Oxon), FPIDS, FIDSA
Professor and Consultant
Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Immunology and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Rochester, MN
Rana Chakraborty, MD, MSc, FAAP, FRCPCH, D.Phil. (Oxon), FPIDS, FIDSA

Rana Chakraborty, MD, DPhil, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Chakraborty is a pediatric infectious disease specialist, with sub-specialty interest in immunology and HIV. He has served as Chairperson for the Committee on Pediatric AIDS at the American Academy of Pediatrics, and serves on three Department of Health and Human Services Committees on HIV management.

Dr. Chakraborty’s clinical focus includes expertise in management of HIV in children and adolescents, and perinatal infections; coordination of care and management of infectious diseases in patients with underlying complex conditions including bone and solid organ transplantation and newborn prematurity; promoting understanding of infectious disease conditions, empowering patients to become partners in managing their health, particularly adolescents and young adults; and promoting the importance of immunization of vaccine-preventable conditions on a local, state-wide, and nationwide scale.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Chakraborty is active in research and education. His National Institute of Health (NIH)-funded lab investigates placental immunology in the context of HIV, Cytomegalovirus and Zika Virus. He provides mentorship to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, clinical fellows, and junior faculty. He has over a 150-peer reviewed publications, many in high-impact scientific journals.

Judy Levison, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Judy Levison, MD, MPH

Judy Levison, MD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Dr. Levison completed her MD degree from Tufts University in Boston, her residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington, and her Master in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health in 2010.

From 2002 to 2022, Dr. Levison led the Harris Health System Women’s Program, which provides obstetric and gynecologic care for women living with HIV in Houston, Texas.  She is active in educating Texas health care workers about the management of HIV. Dr. Levison is on the national Perinatal Guidelines Panel and provides consultation for the national Perinatal Hotline. Her work in the area of HIV has led her to consult on projects in Swaziland, Namibia, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nepal, and Malawi. Her group is the first in the United States to develop a curriculum for group prenatal care for women living with HIV and to follow the outcomes of this program.

Statement of Need

Pregnancy and family planning for people living with HIV (PLWH) can be a challenge, and there are new updates to guidelines for the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) with patients of childbearing potential that clinicians treating these patients need to know. Risks of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during pregnancy, through delivery and breastfeeding/postnatal care, require that clinicians working with PLWH understand treatment options to be able to counsel patients on the management of HIV throughout family planning, conception, pregnancy and postnatal care.

This CMEO BriefCase entitled, Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) for People Living With HIV (PLWH) Who Are Pregnant or of Childbearing Potential, will discuss a specific case of using ART to treat HIV in a patient who plans to and becomes pregnant while being treated for HIV. Expert faculty will discuss new guidelines for the treatment of HIV before, during, and following pregnancy and the prevention of the transmission of HIV throughout these stages.


Learning Objective

Integrate guideline recommended HIV treatment into perinatal care.

Financial Support

This program has been supported by an independent educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Target Audience

Primary care physicians, physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and pharmacists specializing in HIV.

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Dr. Chakraborty reports the following financial relationships:

Research Support: Extramural Grant from National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Dr. Levison reports no financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff; no disclosures to report:

  • Joshua Caballero PharmD, BCPP, FCCP (peer reviewer)
  • Mary Gleason, PhD (planning committee)
  • Kellie Busby, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Susan H. Yarbrough, CHCP (planning committee)
  • Sandra Caballero, PharmD (planning committee)
  • Sharon Tordoff (planning committee)

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ART for PLWH Who Are Pregnant or of Childbearing Potential
Event Date: 08/04/2023