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Mother with HIV
Nov 4, 2003

If a mother who has given birth to her child two months ago nad starts to have sex with her couple and gets infected with the HIV virus. Can the virus be transmitted to her child via breast feeding?

Response from Dr. Sullivan

A woman who experiences HIV infection during the breast feeding period has a high risk for transmitting HIV to her breastfeeeding infant because viral loads are the highest around the time that infection occurs; transmission of HIV from mother to infant is directly related to viral load; JLS.


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