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Correspondence: A. N. Sheth, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, 341 Ponce de Leon Ave, Atlanta, GA 30308 ansheth@emory.edu

Author contributions. S. H., M. L. B., J. B., L. C., A. C. G., R. C., and A. N. S. conceived and designed the study; S. H., M. L. B., C. M. M., J. M. D., and A. N. S. collected the data; C. M. M. and A. N. S. analyzed the data; S. H., C. M. M., and A. N. S. wrote the manuscript; and M. L. B., J. M. D., J. B., L. C., A. C. G., A. C., R. C., M. L. T. N., and M. P. P. contributed feedback on the manuscript.

Acknowledgments: We thank the Grady Health System patients, clinicians, and staff who contributed to implement this program.

We also thank Susan Davis, MD, Emily Grossniklaus, MD, and Jessica Tarleton, MD, MPH for contributions to preparing the data set.

Potential conflicts of interest. R. C. and A. N. S. receive grant funding to their institutions from Gilead Sciences, unrelated to this work.

All authors have submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest.

Conflicts that the editors consider relevant to the content of the manuscript have been disclosed.

Presented in part: 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, Boston, Massachusetts, 4–8 March 2018.


Research Funding:

This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health (grant1K23AI114407 to A. N. S.) and the Center for AIDS Research at Emory University (National Institutes of Health grant P30AI050409).


  • HIV care continuum
  • contraception
  • maternal health
  • postpartum care
  • retention in care

Improved Perinatal and Postpartum Human Immunodeficiency Virus Outcomes After Use of a Perinatal Care Coordination Team.

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Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 6, Number 6


, Pages ofz183-ofz183

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In a high-volume clinic in the Southeastern United States, pregnant women living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had improved HIV outcomes up to 6 months after delivery following the introduction of a multidisciplinary perinatal care coordination team.

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© The Author(s) 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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