Newsfeed : From Mother to Child

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:

Back to home » Newsfeed » September 2007

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle

Shingles

Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

15 Years Ago In POZ


More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to news@poz.com.


emailprint

September 4, 2007

From Mother to Child

The risk of HIV transmission from mother to child may be heightened in some developing countries because of difficulties some mothers have in adhering to infant feeding guidelines, according to research published in the journal AIDS.

The study reported that only 13 percent of women were able to adhere to exclusive breastfeeding and only 29 percent to exclusive formula feeding.

To reduce transmission risk, WHO/UNICEF guidelines state that breastfeeding should be avoided where there is access to affordable, sustainable and safe replacement formula. But in some countries, where resources such as running water are scarce, it is difficult for mothers to effectively implement these recommendations.

Recent studies have also shown that babies of HIV-positive mothers who both breastfeed and drink formula are almost twice as likely to become infected as children who breastfeed exclusively.


[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Poll
Should the U.S. gay blood ban end?
Yes
No

Survey
Smoke Signals

more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.