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Transmission through breast milk.
Jun 19, 2000

What are the chances that an hiv + mother could transmit the virus to a baby that she breast fed to less than one minute. We were trying to determine if the baby would breast feed, but weren't aware of the status of the mother.

Response from Dr. Sullivan

The risk would be extremely small but present; the infant should be followed by Pediatric HIV specialists and it should be possible to determine the infants infection status by 6 weeks of age. John L. Sullivan, M.D.


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