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Hiv Positive Mothers And Breast Feeding

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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 feeding her child one day she fell sick and was diagnosed with full blown aids in July and passed away in September of the same year my question is what...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The child that was breast fed is at risk for HIV infection and should be tested for HIV; JLS. Read more »

HIV by breast feeding

I am in India. My wife was diagnosed HIV in 2008 with CD4 114. Only possible cause is blood... Read more »

HIV positive mothers' reasons for breastfeeding

Why do HIV positive mothers make the decision to breastfeed their babies if there is a risk for... Read more »
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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

...researchers concluded that breastmilk substitutes and short-term breast-feeding can be safe interventions aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in urban African settings where adequate nutritional counseling and care, access to... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

HIV and Breast Feeding: What's a Mother to Do?

...show: Nairobi, Kenya -- At 24 months, 20 percent of formula-fed babies became infected with HIV, compared to 36 percent of breast fed babies. South Africa -- HIV transmission was 12 percent higher in breast-fed babies than in formula-fed ones... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries Greater for Infants Not Exclusively Breast-Fed, Study Says

...risk of infection with HIV." They add that the study's findings "emphasize that promotion of exclusive breast-feeding for all mothers and babies could prevent much pediatric HIV infection, as well as deaths from other causes" ( BBC News , 3/30).... 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

...announced Friday on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports. The research will focus on preventing mother-to-child transmission of the virus through breastmilk, according to the Glaser Foundation. The grant will fund... Read more »
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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 »

any babies infected by breast milk?

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...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? Read more »

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...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 »

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

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...Can I get HIV from playing someone's guitar ? If they have AIDS ? Read more »