Blog: AIDS, Childhood Diarrhea Shouldn't Compete for Funds
January 8, 2010
The Infectious Diseases Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog says that "[t]he link between HIV/AIDS and child and maternal health just got more inextricable" with a study that found "early weaning of uninfected infants more than doubled the risk of death among those children. ... One can only conclude that the goals of fighting AIDS and childhood diarrhea should not be pitted against each other; more widespread access to antiretroviral therapy for pregnant and nursing mothers will not only save the lives of those mothers, but may also reduce the chances that their babies die from diarrhea" (Shesgreen, 1/6).
Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds
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