Perinatal HIV and Congenital Syphilis—Dear Colleague Letter from CDPH

November 16, 2021: CDPH is asking for assistance in responding to concerning increases in congenital syphilis and perinatal HIV in California. Perinatal HIV transmission and congenital syphilis can be prevented with timely testing and treatment. A common risk factor, however, is receiving late or no prenatal care.

CDPH requests your assistance to implement the following policies and best practices to Screen, Treat and Prevent, and Prepare for perinatal transmissions

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