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May I Breastfeed With Undetectable Viral Load

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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 »


Hey Doc,About 6 months ago my viral load was less then 80. 3 months later I went back to the doctor... Read more »

Having a Baby with Positive Male

Hi I am a 32 year old hiv negative female and my husband is hiv positve is it at all possible that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Study Examines Impact of Breast-Feeding on HIV-1 Viral Loads

...24 months after delivery measured the women's weight and mid-arm circumference as well as their CD4+ T cell counts and HIV-1 viral loads. Ninety-eight of the women chose to formula feed their infants and 198 chose to breast feed. According to the... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

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

...dangerous. People on all sides of the debate want to do what's best -- but there are still disagreements on what that is. Breast Feeding Versus Formula: Risks and Benefits Exclusive Breast-Feeding Exclusive breast-feeding is giving the baby... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Special Delivery: HIV and Pregnancy

...other risk factors associated with vertical transmission have revealed more information on the roles of breast-feeding, maternal viral load and elective cesarean sections. Preventing Transmission Using AZT The landmark clinical trial ACTG 076... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

... What Is Viral Load? How Is the Test Used? How Are Changes in Viral Load Measured? Viral Load "Blips" What Do the Numbers Mean? Are There Read more »
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Is the Viral Load really undetectable.

Posted by Atheena, 1 Reply
...section. Just curious on how others are thinking about this. Dr..... I was wondering about how well we are able to track the viral load accurately. I watch my lab results, nothing changes, and everything is perfect for 22 years. However, I... Read more »

Viral load 334,000 to undetectable in 5 months

Posted by DJones, 3 Replies
...Just wanted to give some people hope. In January 2009 I was diagnosed with AIDS and had a viral load of 334,000 and a TCell count of 106. In five months on Atripla I now am undetectable and have a TCell count of 284. So there Read more »

CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
...I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

viral load

Posted by kaliboo, 2 Replies
...I've been trying to find out what your viral load is (approximately, of course) shortly after being infected... and have had no luck... So I guess I'm just wondering... what Read more »