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Notice to Readers Satellite Broadcast on Perinatal HIV Prevention

CDC and the Public Health Training Network will co-sponsor "Update on Preventing Perinatal Transmission of HIV," a satellite broadcast, on Thursday, April 29, 1999, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. eastern daylight time. This forum, the fifth in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Update series, will focus on preventing perinatal transmission of HIV. This broadcast is designed for health-care providers, staff, and volunteers in HIV/sexually transmitted diseases prevention in health departments, community-based organizations, community-planning groups, education, and administration.

The videoconference will include recommendations from a study by the Institute of Medicine. Additional topics will include the effect of efforts to prevent HIV transmission, key research findings about barriers to prevention, provider strategies for overcoming barriers, clinical management (including treatment and confidentiality) for pregnant HIV-positive women, and prevention resources or guidelines (including dealing with HIV test results). Viewers can submit questions before, during, and after the broadcast.

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