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Can You Breastfeed If You Have Hiv Or Aids

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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 »

HIV and Breastfeeding - New WHO guidelines

In light of the latest PMTCT and breastfeeding guidelines released by WHO, I would like to know if... Read more »
Articles
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

Gates Foundation Gives Glaser Foundation $9.7 Million for Research on Pediatric HIV Vaccines; Research to Focus on Breast-Feeding Infants

...awarded the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation a five-year, $9.7 million grant to research and develop experimental HIV vaccines aimed at children, Glaser Foundation President and CEO Pamela Barnes announced Friday on HIV Vaccine... 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

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 »
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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 »

what are the potential exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...What are the potential exposures to HIV ? can you name them from something small to a major cause of HIV exposure ? Read more »

Can I get AIDS from ....???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »