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- Infectious Disease Health Care Providers
- Multiple Specialties
- Infant Feeding Information from The Well Project
- Pregnancy Resources from The Well Project
Below is a list of health and service providers based in the United States, by specialty, who consider themselves to be knowledgeable and affirming regarding the information, support, and tools necessary to help women and other birthing parents living with HIV make informed infant-feeding decisions for themselves and their babies. We want to include a diverse array of such resources, from health care providers to legal services, peer support to lactation consultants, reproductive health and birth justice organizations, and more.
If the above description fits your practice and you would like your name, organization, or clinic to be added to this resource list, you are welcome to carefully fill out the form at the bottom of this page (or access the form by clicking this link).
Please allow several weeks for the page to be updated with your information. Readers: Please be aware that these listings are self-reported, and that The Well Project is unable to review each entry for accuracy.
Choosing a method for feeding their babies is one of the most important decisions expectant and new parents make. This decision can be even more complicated when the birthing parent is living with HIV. For those who may want to explore breastfeeding as an option, the information available to birthing parents living with HIV can be confusing – and not enough providers in the US and other resource-rich areas of the world have the information they need to support that decision-making process.
Thankfully, the situation is changing and there are a growing number of providers who can offer the information, services, and support you may seek. We hope to make many of those providers’ information available on this page – so feel free to check the page periodically every few months, and if you are an HIV-affirming provider with infant feeding expertise, fill out this form to add your practice to the list!
For those working in the field who are interested in engaging in conversation or sharing insights or updates related to HIV and infant feeding (including breast/chestfeeding), email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the growing HIV and Infant Feeding listserv.
HIVE at San Francisco General Hospital
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Email: email@example.com (email only please)
Since 1989, HIVE has provided preconception and prenatal care to women and couples affected by HIV. Since 2005, all babies born in San Francisco have been free of HIV.
Our Mission: Advancing reproductive and sexual wellness for individuals, families and communities affected by HIV in San Francisco and beyond.
Our Vision: A world where people affected by HIV have safe pregnancies, reproductive autonomy, access to state-of-the-art health care, and enjoyable sex lives.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington Community Health Practice (Dr. Scott's HRSD clinic) Desk
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010
Comprehensive OB/GYN Care for women with HIV. Number provided is for front desk. Specify Dr. Scott's HRSD clinic when you call.
Carilion Infectious Disease
2001 Crystal Spring Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24014
A Ryan White-funded comprehensive infectious disease care for people living with HIV. Also provides case management.
Grady Infectious Disease Practice
2015 Uppergate Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
Care for children living with HIV and infants with perinatal HIV exposure
200 Medical Plaza, Suite 365C
Los Angeles, CA 90996
HIV care provider primarily serving men, but also serving women and pregnant clients living with HIV
(Family Medicine/HIV Primary Care)
3308 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
Provide primary care to underserved populations of the New Orleans metro area including people living with HIV. Provide full-spectrum family medicine care including prenatal & pediatric care, as well as Hepatitis C treatment and opioid addition services. Clinic also has case management and mental health services.
Family Health Center of Worcester
(Family Medicine HIV Specialist who provides OB/Maternity care)
26 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Full-spectrum Family Medicine, including obstetrics and pediatrics, including HIV specialty care. We also provide integrated addiction and mental health care.
UCSF Women's HIV Program and Pediatric Infectious Disease
(Infectious Disease; Pediatrics; OB/GYN)
350 Parnassus Ave, Suite 908
San Francisco, CA 94117
WHP utilizes a holistic, trauma-informed model of care that involves a coordinated and cohesive team of professionals, integrating medical care and psycho-social services. We provide care to woman-identified people with HIV at all stages of life. For our pregnant patients and new parents, we coordinate care with your obstetric provider, either at UCSF Health or elsewhere, and UCSF pediatric infectious disease providers.
Expert Consensus Statement on Breastfeeding and HIV in the United States and Canada (statement with background and sign-on form)
The Well Project at Adherence 2019 (session poster)
Spotlight on Heather O'Connor: My Journey with Breastfeeding and HIV (personal story)
Liquid Gold (personal story)
Breastfeeding and HIV: What We Know and Considerations for Informed Choices (December 2018 webinar)
Pregnancy and HIV (fact sheet)
El embarazo y el VIH (hoja informativa)
Getting Pregnant and HIV (fact sheet)
Buscar un embarazo y el VIH (hoja informativa)
Pregnancy, Birth, and HIV (personal story)
Quarantine, Anxiety, Pregnancy, and Learning How to Forgive Myself (personal story)