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Breastfeeding reduces risk of malaria in infants with HIV

In HIV-exposed and HIV-infected infants aged six to 15 months breastfeeding significantly lowered the risks of getting malaria according to Neil Vora and colleagues in a prospective

Published
25 August 2010
By
Carole Leach-Lemens
Happy families

Sally Farthing is an HIV specialist midwife at West Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth, west London. She praises the measures – and the mothers – who together have sent

Published
01 July 2010
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HIV treatment update
Infant feeding and length of treatment: possible changes to UK pregnancy guidelines

While refraining from breastfeeding remains the best and safest option for woman with HIV in the UK, women taking effective anti-HIV treatment should be supported

Published
23 April 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Maternal HIV infection during pregnancy or breastfeeding poses substantial transmission risk for infants

There is a high risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission if a woman acquires HIV after delivery and then breastfeeds, a Chinese study published in the

Published
20 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Low maternal vitamin D increases risk of HIV transmission to child and infant mortality

Low maternal vitamin D is associated with an increased risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission and child mortality, investigators report in the online edition of the

Published
14 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Triple-drug treatment during pregnancy reduces risk of nevirapine resistance

A small Kenyan study has contributed new information to the complex body of evidence that is helping researchers identify new strategies for the prevention of

Published
13 August 2009
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Vitamin content largely retained in flash-heated breastmilk

A flash-heating technique that has previously been shown to inactivate HIV in breastmilk also preserves most of its vitamin content, according to a study reported

Published
31 July 2008
By
Derek Thaczuk
Flash-heat treatment of breast milk may ease transition from breastfeeding for HIV mothers and infants

A flash-heating technique may kill HIV particles in breast milk, allowing HIV-positive mothers to breast feed more safely, researchers from the University of California say. Kiersten

Published
12 July 2007
By
Kelly Morris
Infant feeding policy debated at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

Discussion of how new 2007 evidence affects advice on infant feeding by mothers with HIV.

Published
13 March 2007
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice
Safer infant feeding update, part 2

Debates over early weaning, community support for mothers with HIV and ways of improving the nutritional quality of alternatives to breastfeeding.

Published
21 September 2006
From
HIV & AIDS treatment in practice

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