CROI 2013: HIV Testing in Commercially Insured Pregnant Women

The Particulars: Identification of HIV infection before or during pregnancy allows for interventions that can reduce perinatal transmission risk to less than 1%. Prenatal HIV testing rates among commercially insured women with deliveries in 2009 to 2010 in the United States are unknown.

Data Breakdown: For a study, investigators analyzed records for 173,882 deliveries in 2009 and 177,930 in 2010. Claims for HIV testing in the 293 days prior to delivery were identified for 74.7% of deliveries in 2009 and 75.7% of deliveries in 2010.

Take Home Pearls: Approximately 25% of commercially insured women who delivered a baby in 2009 or 2010 appear to have had no claim for HIV testing during pregnancy. The finding highlights ongoing misses opportunities for perinatal HIV prevention.


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Allergy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A New Look at Improving Outcomes in Patients with Common Allergies
CME Credit: 1.0 hour activities

The goal of this activity is to provide learners with a practical appreciation of the role of the primary care physician in safe, effective environmental allergy diagnosis and treatment. Participants will become familiar with techniques for patient safety and efficient strategies to administer allergy testing and treatment in the primary care practice.

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