Women and Family HIV Centre:
The Women and Family HIV Centre at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital is a provincial resource that provides medical care to women, children and youth living with HIV disease in British Columbia. The centre has an important priority of preventing the transmission of HIV from pregnant women to their infants by coordinating a provincial program of creating the mothers and their infants with antiretroviral medications. These infants and all HIV infected children and youth less than 18 years of age receive medical care at the centre. The centre is active in clinical research and my role is to investigate issues pertaining to HIV disease in infected infants, children and youth born to HIV infected mothers. The centre provides teaching and training to medical students, residents and health care professionals on aspects of HIV care of women and children.
Relevant NGDI Articles
Bone geometry and strength are adapted to muscle force in children and adolescents perinatally infected with HIV. Macdonald HM, Chu J, Nettlefold L, Maan EJ, Forbes JC, Côté H, Alimenti A; CIHR Emerging Team Grant on HIV Therapy and Aging (CARMA). J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2013 Mar;13(1):53-65.
A national review of vertical HIV transmission. Forbes JC, Alimenti AM, Singer J, Brophy JC, Bitnun A, Samson LM, Money DM, Lee TC, Lapointe ND, Read SE; Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group (CPARG). AIDS. 2012 Mar 27;26(6):757-63.
Blood mitochondrial DNA mutations in HIV-infected women and their infants exposed to HAART during pregnancy. Jitratkosol MH, Sattha B, Maan EJ, Gadawski I, Harrigan PR, Forbes JC, Alimenti A, van Schalkwyk J, Money DM, Côté HC; CIHR Emerging Team Grant on HIV Therapy and Aging (CARMA). AIDS. 2012 Mar 27;26(6):675-83.
Leukocyte telomere length in HIV-infected pregnant women treated with antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy and their uninfected infants. Imam T, Jitratkosol MH, Soudeyns H, Sattha B, Gadawski I, Maan E, Forbes JC, Alimenti A, Lapointe N, Lamarre V, Money DM, Côté HC; CIHR Emerging Team Grant on HIV Therapy and Aging: CARMA. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Aug 15;60(5):495-502.
Evaluation of an emergency prevention program for mother to child transmission of HIV in British Columbia. Saunders SJ, Weingarten LE, Maan E, Chaworth-Musters T, Forbes JC, Alimenti A, et.al. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2011, Vol33:4:338.
Somatic AgC/TgG mitochondrial DNA mutations in HIV-infected pregnant women and their infants exposed to HIV antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy. Jitratkosol M, Sattha B, Gadawski I, Maan E, Harrigan RR, Alimenti A, Forbes J, et.al. Mitochondrion. 2011, Vol11:4:662.