The HIV and Infant Feeding Guidelines at Six Months: Perspectives from National Leaders - Co-Hosted by The Well Project

Submitted on Jun 21, 2023



The HIV and Infant Feeding Guidelines at Six Months: Perspectives from National Leaders


Details for the 2023 Perinatal HIV Roundtable event.

For the second year in a row, The Well Project and the National Clinician Consultation Center co-hosted the Annual Perinatal HIV Roundtable which took place on June 2nd, 2023 (recording available above). Esteemed panelists, in conversation with one another, discussed how their organizations plan to adjust to, address, and implement the new HIV and infant feeding guidance. The learning objectives included: 

  • Understanding national efforts to disseminate and implement updated infant feeding guidelines
  • Demonstrating ways to incorporate the needs of people living with HIV into program and protocol development
  • Discussing best practices in infant feeding across clinics and regions
  • Connecting with others who are facing similar challenges and opportunities in implementing infant feeding programs and protocols

Panelists included: 

  • Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS Bureau Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin, MS, Program Manager, The Well Project
  • Antoinette Jones, Co-Executive Director of Dandelions, Inc., National Field Organizer, Positive Women's Network
  • Judy Levison, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
  • Leslie McGorman, Director of Public Policy, American Academy of HIV Medicine
  • Heather O'Connor, Program Coordinator, The Reunion Project
  • Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics at GWU's School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Director of the HIV Program at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC

Visit to view the updated guidelines and learn more about breast/chestfeeding here. .


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