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Mothers Milk And Hiv

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kill HIV in mothers milk???

I saw somewhere on the internet, but cant find it again, that if breast milk is heated to about 60 degrees Celcius for certain time period, this would kill HIV cells in the milk, while still attaining 80 of mothers good antibodies in the milk? Can...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...It is true that HIV is sensitive to temperature; research studies are in progress to determine methods to make brestfeeding by HIV infected mothers Read more »

hiv transmission through mothers milk to others through baby

Dear Mr Kull,Please help me with the following situation. Recently a 9 month old baby of one of the... Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Hopkins Study Halves Passage of HIV From Mother to Child in Milk

...at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found that an extended AIDS drug regimen can cut by 50 percent an HIV-positive mother's risk of transmitting the virus to her infant during breastfeeding. Of the 500,000 babies who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mother's Milk Enlisted in South Africa AIDS Fight

... Now in its fifth year, the Durban-based Ithemba Lethu milk bank has won widespread praise for its grass-roots response to South Africa's AIDS crisis. Ithemba Lethu, which in Zulu means Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flash-Heat Inactivation of HIV-1 in Human Milk: A Potential Method to Reduce Postnatal Transmission in Developing Countries

... "Up to 40% of all mother-to-child transmission of HIV occurs by means of breast-feeding; yet, in developing countries, infant formula may not be a safe option," the authors wrote. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

... Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV and milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can I get HIV from milk? I read I can in People magazine. Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in 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 »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting Read more »