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Can You Breastfeed When You're Hiv Positive

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambican Health Officials Advising HIV-Positive Women to Breastfeed in Some Circumstances

Health officials in Mozambique are advising HIV-positive women to breastfeed their infants in certain circumstances, despite the risk of mother-to-child transmission of the virus, AIM/AllAfrica.com reports. The announcement was made by Hemlaximin... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Developing Pasteurization Technique to Help HIV-Positive Women Breastfeed

VOA News on Thursday examined a project to help HIV-positive women in developing countries breastfeed their infants and reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission. According to VOA News , some HIV-positive women often face a difficult... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Botswana: HIV-Positive Mothers Not Convinced to Exclusively Breastfeed

Conditions on the ground in Botswana could thwart updated World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, which recommend that new mothers with HIV breastfeed their infants, provided either or both are on antiretroviral (ARV) therapy, until at least the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I want to breastfeed

It's my first time asking a question but I've been enjoying your educative seasons. I use the knowledge I get from here to educate members of our support group and also members of ther public during sensitisation meetings. I,ve heard of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Julie, If you live in a part of our world where you have ready access to clean water and good nutrition, where your baby will not have to fend off dysentery, malaria and other parasites, then it becomes increasingly hard to defend... Read more »

breastfeed aids

Hi,I was wondering if a mother breastfeeding someone elses child ( child has aids ) could the mother get aids from this?Thank you,...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
We don't have much information on this -- I am unaware of any cases of HIV transmission from an HIV infected baby to an uninfected woman through breastfeeding. However, because of possible risk (particularly if the baby has bleeding mouth... Read more »

Scared to breastfeed

For the newborn HIV screening test taken place in the first few days of life, my newborn tested negative with the Elisa test. I was with someone whose HIV status was unknown during the first trimester of my pregnancy and have not had any risky...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
A negative test result in the infant for HIV antibody in the first few days of life means that the mother also is negative for HIV antibody and presumably not infected unless there may have been a recent exposure in the last few weeks before the... Read more »

I want to breastfeed

It's my first time asking a question but I've been enjoying your educative seasons. I use the knowledge I get from here to educate members of our support group and also members of ther public during sensitisation meetings.I,ve heard of the...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
If you have any detectable virus there will be a significan risk of infection to the baby through breast milk; JLS.... Read more »
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