Pregnancy and HIV: More Support and Better Outcomes

Monday, June 22nd 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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This workshop will highlight the importance of advocacy for reproductive justice and support for HIV+ women, gender non-conforming and trans people across the full spectrum of pregnancy. We will briefly review the research related to HIV and pregnancy, delivery and postpartum: transmission, treatment and outcomes. We will examine how systems of oppression and structural racism impact pregnancy and outcomes for those living with HIV and the unique challenges added by the current COVID19 pandemic. Participants will also learn ways to support those who are pregnant and living with HIV to have more reproductive freedom and better outcomes.

Objectives

  1. Discuss relevant research related to HIV and pregnancy, delivery and postpartum: transmission, treatment and outcomes
  2. Describe how systems of oppression and structural racism impact pregnancy and outcomes for those living with HIV
  3. Discuss the unique challenges facing those who are pregnant and living with HIV during the COVID19 pandemic
  4. Understand the importance of reproductive justice in caring for those who are HIV+
  5. List available resources and ways to support those who are pregnant and living with HIV

Speaker

Faith Peterson M.D., CLC

Philadelphia Birth Equity Project

Faith Peterson, M.D. is a public health physician, advocate, doula and breastfeeding counselor. She has a focused interest in reproductive justice and perinatal mental health issues. She established the Philadelphia Birth Equity Project to increase awareness about disparities related to maternal and infant mortality and to encourage and support healthy pregnancy, birth and infant feeding in the city of Philadelphia.

Location Details

Webinar

Spotlight On

Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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