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Introduction For The HIV Positive Mother And Breastfeeding

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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 »
Articles
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

...Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org . You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report , search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv .... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breastfeeding Dilemma for HIV-Positive Mothers

... New World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines indicating that HIV-positive mothers can safely breastfeed their babies for up to 12 months, provided mother or baby receives antiretroviral (ARV) therapy for up to one year, still need Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IPS Reports on the Confusion Among HIV-Positive Mothers in Uganda Surrounding New WHO Breastfeeding Guidelines

... A new WHO recommendation "that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to twelve months without infecting them has created confusion among HIV-positive mothers in Uganda as... Read more »
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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 »

HIV Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 ....???

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 »