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Care of Infants with Perinatal HIV Exposure in New York State


Published Date: 06/28/2023

CE Credit: No CE


The New York State AIDS Institute seeks to improve testing and care for infants exposed to HIV by updating providers on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and NYS Perinatal HIV Clinical Guidelines for the management of infants exposed to perinatal HIV. The ultimate goal is to eliminate perinatal transmission of HIV in New York State. This educational activity will increase providers’ knowledge of antiretroviral therapies for pregnant people and infants exposed to HIV. The course will also strengthen providers’ ability to counsel patients about breastfeeding and chestfeeding.


Stephan Kohlhoff,MD

Stephan Kohlhoff, MD is a Pediatric Infectious Disease doctor in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Kohlhoff has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and. His top areas of expertise are Chickenpox, Inclusion Conjunctivitis, and Streptococcal Group A Infection.

His clinical research consists of co-authoring 78 peer reviewed articles and participating in 1 clinical trial in the past 15 years.

Jeffrey M. Birnbaum,MD, MPH

Jeffrey Birnbaum, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and currently serves as the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the Health & Education Alternatives for Teens (“HEAT”) Program. Through his leadership at HEAT, Dr. Birnbaum continues to bring SUNY Downstate acclaim at the local, state, national and international levels. HEAT is the only program of its kind in Brooklyn to offer comprehensive medical and mental health care, supportive services, and access to clinical research for HIV+ and at-risk youth, aged 13 to 24.At HEAT, he has provided medical care to hundreds of HIV+ youth ages 13-24 years since 1992. Dr. Birnbaum is an adolescent medicine specialist and Board certified pediatrician who has devoted most of his professional career to working with HIV+ youth. He has built the HEAT Program into a system of care that provides age and developmentally appropriate, culturally competent care for heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who are living with or at very high-risk for HIV/AIDS. Today, HEAT operates a "one-stop" full service clinic, offering a full range of medical, mental health and supportive services that are tailored to meet the special health care needs of young people.

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