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The Northwestern Medicine Women’s Infectious Disease Program

Pregnant people living with or affected by an infectious disease, such as HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, cytomegalovirus or toxoplasmosis, need specialized obstetric and infectious disease care. Integrated care helps you stay healthy. It also helps lower the risk of perinatal transmission, which is passing an infection to a baby during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding.

The Northwestern Medicine Women’s Infectious Disease Program began in the 1990s to address HIV perinatal transmission. Our program aims to help people affected by the full spectrum of infectious diseases before you conceive, during your pregnancy and after giving birth. Led by a nationally-recognized team of experts, our program is a referral center and hub for advanced care.


The Women’s Infectious Disease Program provides integrated care that includes maternal-fetal medicine (obstetrics), infectious disease medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.

What to Expect at Your Appointments

At your appointments, you'll meet with both our OB doctors (to help care for you and your baby during pregnancy) and our infectious disease doctors (who help manage HIV while in pregnancy and after).

Contact Us

Please call the Infectious Disease clinic at 312.926.8358 for intake and to schedule your appointment.

Meet the Women’s Infectious Disease Program Team

It takes a village to promote healthy communities and lower perinatal transmission rates of HIV and other infectious diseases. Our interdisciplinary clinic includes a team of nurses, social workers, pharmacists, psychologists, phlebotomists, administrative staff and physicians.
Meet the Team
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