HIV and Pregnancy: What is the Guidance?


Martina L. Badell, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Martina L. Badell, MD

Martina L. Badell, MD is  an Associate Professor in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, with an interest in infectious diseases in pregnancy. Dr. Badell is the Director of the Emory Perinatal Centers, regional referral centers for high-risk pregnant women in Georgia.  She is also the Director of the Grady Health System HIV in Pregnancy clinic. Additionally, Dr. Badell has guest researcher status at the Centers for Disease Control which has allowed her the opportunity to work with skilled research teams on the study of infectious diseases in pregnancy.

Janeli Alejandra
HIV Advocate
Mother of 3
San Antonio, TX
Janeli Alejandra

Janeli Alejandra is a full-time working mother and wife who dabbles in stigma breaking. She’s been living with HIV for 13 years and uses social media to advocate for the destigmatizing of HIV. She and her husband use their social media accounts to help educate others on HIV testing, living and thriving with HIV, and giving birth while HIV+. All of Janeli’s children are HIV- , healthy, and living normal lives alongside their 3 dogs and HIV+ parents.

Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, FACP
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
Associate Chief for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, FACP

Florence Momplaisir, MD, MSHP, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Momplaisir is also Vice Chief for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in ID and Senior Fellow of the Penn Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Her clinical research focuses on improving postpartum retention and viral suppression of pregnant and postpartum women living with HIV and on decreasing racial disparities in HIV prevalence among U.S. populations. She is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) for 3 Research Project Grants (R01) focusing on using peer-led and organizational-level behavioral interventions to improve HIV care continuum outcomes of people living with HIV. She is an expert panel member of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Perinatal HIV Treatment guidelines committee. Dr. Momplaisir serves as Co-Director of a Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Scientific Working Group focused on using implementation science methods to end the HIV epidemic regionally. In this capacity, she fosters the growth of early career investigators interested in work at the intersection of HIV, HIV prevention, and implementation science research.


Statement of Need

Caring for patients living with HIV (PLWH) is challenging, especially regarding pregnancy. However, recent updates to the Perinatal HIV Clinical Practice Guidelines can provide guidance and necessitate educating caregivers on the best practices for caring for PLWH who are pregnant, planning to conceive, or are postpartum. These patients face tremendous discrimination when seeking medical advice and care regarding conception and pregnancy even when they have an undetectable viral load and have zero risk of transmitting HIV. Practitioners need to know that the Guidelines offer specific advice to address the needs of PLWH related to the use of antiretroviral (ARV) therapies before, during, and after pregnancy as well as advice on topics such as breastfeeding to prevent HIV transmission.

In this CME Outfitters Snack, expert faculty will discuss ways to adapt guideline recommendations into practice for PLWH who seek to become pregnant, are pregnant, or are postpartum, including patient cases to illustrate best practices for caring for these unique patients and their particular needs.

Learning Objective

Integrate guideline-recommended HIV management into pregnancy and perinatal care.

Financial Support

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

Target Audience

HIV specialist physicians, OB/GYNs, primary care practitioners (PCPs), physician associates (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), nurses, and pharmacists.

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Dr. Badell reports no financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Momplaisir reports no financial relationships to disclose.

Ms. Alejandra 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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HIV and Pregnancy: What is the Guidance?
Event Date: 08/04/2023