Nov 14, 2008
my wife is 5months pregnant and we have just discovered that we are both HIV positive. Is there a posibility that our child will be HIV negative. If yes, will breast feeding affect him anyhow?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Yes, it is possible. However, your wife needs to consult with an HIV specialist and HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician without delay. She will need antiretroviral therapy. Breast feeding is not recommended if you are in a developed country with access to baby formula and good pediatric health care. Check out the information in the archives. You should find it enlightening and encouraging.
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