Provided by the Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey
At the end of the program, learners will be able to:
- Explain the reasons for the recommendation in the United States for individuals with HIV
to not breastfeed
- List criteria for identifying those with HIV who may be candidates for breastfeeding
- State the current estimated risk of HIV transmission during breastfeeding in the context
of viral suppression
Presenter: Judy Levison, MD, MPH
Judy Levison, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College
of Medicine, Houston, Texas. She completed her MD degree from Tufts University in Boston, her
residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Washington, and her MPH from the University of Texas School
of Public Health in 2010.
She was in private practice in the Seattle area for 14 years and spent four years on the ob/gyn faculty at
Stanford University Medical Center and at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in California.
Since 2002 she has led the Harris Health System Women’s Program, which provides obstetric and
gynecologic care for women living with HIV in Houston, Texas. She is active in educating Texas health
care workers about the management of HIV. She teaches medical students and residents in her clinics
and at Ben Taub General Hospital. She is on the national Perinatal Guidelines Panel and provides
consultation for the national Perinatal Hotline. Her work in the area of HIV has led her to consult on
projects in Swaziland, Namibia, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nepal, and Malawi. Her group
is the first in the United States to develop a curriculum for group prenatal care for women living with HIV
and to follow the outcomes of this program.
Perinatal Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Obstetricians, and Pediatricians
Questions? Questions? Visit www.partnershipmch.org/professional-educationprograms/virtualprograms-2-2/ or contact Andrea Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-268-2280 x103