Date: December 2, 2021

Community Member Nominations are Now Being Accepted for the HHS Panel on Treatment of HIV During Pregnancy and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission in the U.S.

The HHS Panel on Treatment of HIV During Pregnancy and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission in the United States (the Perinatal Guidelines Panel) is accepting nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term beginning February 2022 with potential for reappointment for one additional term. Individuals who served as Panel members in the past are welcome to reapply. The Panel welcomes diversified representation in the community membership reflecting the demographics of the current HIV epidemic in the United States. Community members may assist the Panel in identifying and addressing unique treatment aspects that relate to the constituencies they represent. The candidate shall have knowledge and involvement in issues related to management of management of HIV in people who are pregnant or are trying to conceive, as evidenced by experience in HIV treatment, education, and/or advocacy programs or experience in clinical/public policy initiatives related to HIV treatment.

The Perinatal Guidelines Panel is a Working Group of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Panel is comprised of over 30 members who are clinicians, researchers, academicians, HHS representatives, and community representatives with expertise in HIV management in the United States. The Panel meets monthly via teleconferencing to review and critically evaluate emerging scientific data relating to antiretroviral therapy and revise the “Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs During Pregnancy and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States.”

Panel members are not compensated for their time commitment.

The nomination should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest or a letter of nomination with specific reference to how the nominee would contribute to the work of the Panel. Self-nomination is welcome. All supporting documents should be submitted to Segun Adeyemi, Guidelines Coordinator, at segun.adeyemi@nih.gov no later than January 3, 2022.