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Hiv And Breastfeeding

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HIV and Breastfeeding - New WHO guidelines

In light of the latest PMTCT and breastfeeding guidelines released by WHO, I would like to know if it's recommendations pertain to people in first world countries as well or only for people in third world countries with little or no access to clean...
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 US CDC and Academy of Pediatrics guidelines recommend NOT breast feeding, even if on HIV treatment. I don't know whether that will change, given the new WHO guidelines from this summer. Read more »

hiv & breastfeeding

since breastfeeding is not an option for a mother with HIV/AIDS, what is the best option for... Read more »

HIV/breastfeeding, etc.

...is any new research and info available regarding HIV and breastfeeding and what/if alternative... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine. Read more »