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Introduction For The HIV Positive Mother And Breastfeeding

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Positive Mothers in Uganda Resort to Breastfeeding

A growing number of HIV-positive mothers in Uganda are breastfeeding their babies since UNICEF stopped donating free infant formula. Doctors implementing the nation's prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) project said on Aug. 7 that... 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 information... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Breastfeeding Saves 6 Million Infants Annually; HIV-Positive Mothers Need More Support, Attention, Report Says

Breastfeeding saves the lives of six million infants worldwide annually, and more than twice that number could be saved if more women breastfed their infants for a longer period of time, according to a new report released on Monday by the UNICEF... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV Positive mother breastfeeding

Good DayI would like to know can a HIV positive mother breastfeed her HIV negative baby? I heard that it is possible and why would this be? What happens if there is a crack in the mothers nipples? How do u explain this....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiWe highly or strongly recommend that a HIV positive mother does not breast feed her child. There are studies coming out that show that someone living with HIV on medication and having an undetectable viral load reduces the risk of transmission by... 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 spreading the virus to the baby?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Women in developing countries often breastfeed their babies because they cannot afford to buy formula, they have no clean water, and they are stigmatized by their community if they do not breastfeed their baby. BJ... Read more »

relationship between ages, race and HIV mothers breastfeeding

Is there a pattern in the ages of the HIV positive mothers who breastfeed their babies? Is there a particular race that tends to do this more than another?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
In the Unites States HIV positive mothers (regardless of age and race) are strongly advised not to breastfeed their babies. In the poorer developing countries, particularly in Africa, breastfeeding among HIV infected women is nearly universal at... Read more »

BREASTFEEDING WHEN HIV POSITIVE

AS FAR AS I KNOW THAT IF YOU ARE POSITIVE YOUR BREASTMILK HAS THE VIRUS BUT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW IT AFFECTS THE BABY COS THE BRESTMILK GOES TO THE STOMACH AND GETS DIGESTED, AND WHY BREASTMILK MUST NOT BE MIXED WITH FOMULAR? CAN YOU PLEASE...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so formula feeding is advised whenever possible. This is true even for women on highly active antiretroviral therapy; therapy may reduce but not completely eliminate the risk of transmitting the virus... Read more »
Connect With Others

Young Mother of divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Wow, I just read all the posts and I am sorry about all the problems that have arised. I did not mean to stir people so much. What I was looking for was a way to educate myself other than the internet and chat rooms so I could feel comfortable, for... Read more »

Newbie introduction :)

Posted by javajo, 3 Replies
How does an HIV+ mother/wife ever get a vacation? for free... or as close to free as possible. Not that I'm looking to mooch. Just that we're sitting on "E" 95% of the time. The kids are constantly being kids (and who could blame them) The... Read more »

Let's Live...30Years Introduction

Posted by 30Years, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone:

I have a story to tell. I am a Hemophiliac who was diagnosed with HIV through a blood transfusion at age 7. I am now 33. I am blessed but I have found it hard to find someone who is HIV positive. The hard part is finding someone... Read more »

Introduction

Posted by DogPaws, 2 Replies
Hi all,

Not sure if this is the appropriate place to post and introduction but I'm going to give it a go here anyway. ( A moderator can feel free to move this to the appropriate place if this isn't where it belongs.

I'm an HIV Positive gay man that's... Read more »