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Breastfeeding For Hiv Patients

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HIV+ and breastfeeding

I am HIV+ and and pregnant with a recent viral of less than 50 copies. I was wondering if I can breastfeed my child. My HIV doctor receommended it and my OB is against it. Now I'm confused....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
The current recommendations in developed countries like the US is not to breast feed infants when the mother is HIV infected, even if they are taking HIV meds and have an undetectable HIV viral load: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/disease/hiv.htm.... Read more »

Breastfeeding and hiv

Im 31 weeks pregnant n hiv+ m on aluvia n lodiz treatment,m gona gv brth thru csection.i wanna knw... Read more »

breastfeeding??

I am 29 weeks pregnant. I am currently on AZT (never on meds before this either, there was no need)... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 7. Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Pregnancy If you are pregnant, good nutrition can help you have a healthier newborn. This is especially important if you are HIV positive because pregnant women with HIV are at higher risk of giving birth before they are due and having a newborn... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Longer, Stronger HIV Drug Regimen for Breastfeeding Women Cuts Mother-to-Child Transmission Rate, Study Finds

"HIV infection rates among babies are significantly cut when mothers are given prolonged ARV treatment during breastfeeding," according to findings released at the International AIDS Society conference in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Morbidity and Mortality in Breastfed and Formula-Fed Infants of HIV-1-Infected Women

Breast-feeding among women infected with HIV type 1 is associated with substantial risk of HIV-1 transmission, yet little is known about the morbidity risk associated with formula feeding in infants of HIV-1-infected women in resource-poor settings.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Mothers in Uganda Resort to Breastfeeding

A growing number of HIV-positive mothers in Uganda are breastfeeding their babies since UNICEF stopped donating free infant formula. Doctors implementing the nation's prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) project said on Aug. 7 that... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

Posted by Anonymous
To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply



To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »