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Bickerstaff Family Center celebrates 25 years of zero mother to baby HIV transmissions

MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital during COVID-19

MemorialCare Miller Children's and Women's Hospital during COVID-19

The Bickerstaff Family Center at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is celebrating a quarter century of zero HIV transmissions from mother to baby for families under care at the Center. The Bickerstaff Family Center cares for children and pregnant women who are infected with HIV, have chronic infections and/or other immunological disorders.

Audra Deveikis, M.D., has been with Miller Children’s & Women’s for the last three decades and created what would become the Bickerstaff Center, first focusing on children and later adding care for mothers affected by HIV at a time when few other health care providers would treat them. She is a major contributor to the leading research and treatment initiatives that have enabled Miller Children’s & Women’s to maintain zero transmissions since the 1990s.

Please let me know if you’re interested in speaking with Dr. Deveikis about the work our center does to care for families affected by HIV in our community. I’ve attached a release with more information on this achievement, as well as a photo of our team.

This article was released by MemorialCare Health System.

The Bickerstaff Family Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach celebrates 25 years of zero mother-to-baby transmission of HIV. Courtesy photo.
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