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Is It Advised That All Women With Hiv Not Breast-feed

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AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

... How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According
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HIV by breast feeding

I am in India. My wife was diagnosed HIV in 2008 with CD4 114. Only possible cause is blood transfusion she had in 1989 just after birth of my son.recently my son is also diagnosed HIV with CD4 275. My daughter who was born in 1994 is negative.As...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...I am sorry to hear about how HIV has impacted your family.It is likely that your son was infected through breast feeding. About 14-17% of HIV transmissions from mother to child happen that way and, if your wife had just become infected at that Read more »

breast feeding if baby +ve

Dear Doctors,If is baby tested PCR HIV +ve at birth and again at 4 weeks old, would it not be beneficial for Mother to try to lactate again to breast feed? Is it possible that Mother's HIV has mutated from the time she transmitted her HIV to baby...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...commonly this would occur and how clinically important this would be. However, in general, HIV positive women are advised not to breastfeed their infants (whether infected, uninfected, or indeterminate) if safe and affordable feeding... Read more »

Pregnancy-Breastfeeding

Is breastfeeding an option for an hiv pos woman.
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...HIV can be transmitted through breast milk, so formula feeding is advised whenever possible. This is true even for women on highly Read more »

Breast Feeding

I understand a HIV can be passed to baby via mother's breastmilk...I had an encounter with woman I did not know where I briefly sucked on her nipples. I called CDC and they said if she was lactating it was possible I could be infected? I dont...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...HIV can be transmitted through breast feeding but the risk is very small. Only about 7% of babies become infected over a year's period when breastfeeding a few times per Read more »
Articles
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 »
The Body PRO

HIV-Infected Women Who Breast-Feed Face No Greater Risk of Mortality Than HIV-Infected Women Who Formula Feed, Study Finds

...transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. Reference Lockman S, Ghebremichael M, Shapiro R, et al. The effect of breast feeding vs. formula feeding on maternal HIV disease progression, mortality, and micronutrient levels in a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

... HIV-positive women in developing countries could reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to their infants if they exclusively breast-feed 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 »
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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 »

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 »

Scared i will never have babies.

Posted by Benders, 3 Replies
I'm really scared i won't have babies. I mean i know i can't concieve the natural way and i can get over that but what about the expense that goes along with the other way, i know i'm never gonna be rich and babies cost alot to say the least, i... Read more »

6 weeks test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...mucous membrane contact with an infected person's blood. From an infected mother to her child, during pregnancy, birth, or breast feeding. Sharing needles or equipment for drug use. Who Should Be Tested? Testing is recommended if: You think... Read more »