FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology

Mother-to-child HIV transmission is almost completely preventable, yet hundreds of babies are born every year with HIV. The FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology is a community-based, case review approach to identify and address systems issues contributing to mother-to-child HIV transmission. 

CityMatCH, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Fetal-Infant Mortality Review Program worked together to develop the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology, based on the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR). FIMR is an action-oriented community process that continually assesses, monitors  and works to improve service systems and community resources for women, infants and families. 

The FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology National Resource Center, developed by and housed at CityMatCH with support from the CDC, aims to support the improvement of local perinatal HIV systems. The Resource Center offers information, training and expert guidance to communities currently implementing or interested in implementing the FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology.

The FIMR/HIV Prevention Methodology is just one of many HIV prevention projects CityMatCH has been a part of since 1999. Find out more about CityMatCH's history of helping lead efforts to elmininate mother-to-child HIV transmission here

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