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One Test. Two Lives.

 One Test. Two Lives. 

Pregnant lady with cellphoneThe One Test. Two Lives. campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) focuses on ensuring that all women are tested for HIV early in their pregnancy and provides obstetric providers new tools to help ensure all patients get tested for HIV early in their pregnancy.

One Test. Two Lives. provides quick access to a variety of resources for providers, and materials for their patients, to help encourage universal voluntary prenatal testing for HIV.

Perinatal transmission accounts for 91% of all AIDS cases among children in the United States. Antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy can reduce the transmission rate to 2% or less. The transmission rate is 25% without treatment.

The mission of the One Test. Two Lives. campaign is to help prevent transmission of HIV from mother to child and promote optimal maternal health.

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Steve Nesheim, MDOne Test. Two Lives.

Steve Nesheim, MD work on "Eliminating Mother-to-Child Transmission"

During the two-plus decades that pediatrician and epidemiologist Steven R. Nesheim, MD, has worked to lower the incidence of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, progress has often occurred at a fast pace. But as elimination of perinatal HIV transmission comes closer into view, progress is likely to shift to a slower, steadier pace.

Supporting Documents

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

The following documents relevant to HIV testing in pregnancy are available for download from CDC:

Several committee opinions/statements are also available for download, including:

Additional Resources

You can also access a wealth of information on perinatal HIV transmission including information on testing, treatment, and referrals. Click here to download One Test. Two Lives. materials for you and your patients.

For Additional Information, Contact:
CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
Phone: 800-458-5231

Obstetrical Professional Associations:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) also recommend routine HIV testing in pregnancy. Contact information for each of these organizations is below.

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Phone: 202-638-5577

American College of Nurse-Midwives
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