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Breast Feeding While Infected With Hiv

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HIV by breast feeding

I am in India. My wife was diagnosed HIV in 2008 with CD4 114. Only possible cause is blood transfusion she had in 1989 just after birth of my son.recently my son is also diagnosed HIV with CD4 275. My daughter who was born in 1994 is negative.As...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about how HIV has impacted your family.It is likely that your son was infected through breast feeding. About 14-17% of HIV transmissions from mother to child happen that way and, if your wife had just become infected at that Read more »

mother diagnosed with full blown aids breast feeding infant

My cousin died in September of 2000 she never knew she was infected, all along she was breast... Read more »

Breast feeding and wine

Is it alright to drink my 4 0z of wine while i breast fed. My newborn has jaundice Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

...de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants were born, the women, who underwent prenatal... Read more »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. Reference Lockman S, Ghebremichael M, Shapiro R, et al. The effect of breast feeding vs. formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality, and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

...Infections in Los Angeles suggest that the benefits of breast-feeding in developing countries might outweigh the risk of vertical HIV transmission, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle , 2/27). According... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Letter to Editor Clarifies UNICEF's Position on Breast-Feeding for HIV-Positive Women

... Although UNICEF "support[s] programs to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child in more than 90 countries," the agency "does not now provide infant formula to mothers with HIV and has Read more »
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Hopefully A Silly Concern

Posted by TValerio, 5 Replies
...from the start. It really messed me up. Silly, I know, but it did. I started stressing over it. Spent a lot of time here and aidsmeds.com. Every headache I got made it worse. At five week or so I got a canker sore. I finally broke down and got a... Read more »

HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...What are the more common ways to contract HIV ? has there been any recording of the Condom Breaking and the person has then contracted HIV ? Has there been any recording Read more »

Help is just a phone call away

Posted by Anonymous
...is caused by sexual encounters, injecting drugs or through body fluids such as semen, saliva or blood. Infected mothers who breast feed can transmit the HIV/AIDS to their babies. HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, can take years to rear its... Read more »

How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person Read more »