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The Well Project asked A Girl Like Me blogger Heather O’Connor about breastfeeding as a woman living with HIV in the United States.
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Our upcoming “Breastfeeding and HIV: What We Know and Considerations for Informed Choices” helps sort out fact from fiction.
Both cases involve mothers with an undetectable, or at least very low, viral load transmitting HIV to their babies.
The evidence remains inconclusive, with a few reports of women with a very low viral load transmitting HIV to their babies.
This is according to extended follow-up of a trial that gave HIV-positive breast-feeding mothers treatment or prophylaxis for their infant.
An unacceptably high rate of mother-to-child transmission of HIV still occurs in many African nations, often through breast feeding.
HIV-positive breast-feeding mothers can nearly eliminate the risk of transmitting HIV to their babies by taking ARVs.
A considerable proportion of those offered the HIV prevention method went on Truvada when offered it before, during or after pregnancy.
Just 4 percent of children born to HIV-positive mothers contract the virus by 18 months of age.
HIV-positive breast-feeding mothers on antiretroviral treatment nearly eliminate their risk of transmitting the virus to their babies.
Epivir (lamivudine) and Viread (tenofovir) are likely safe for women to use while breast-feeding.
Scientists have identified a protein in breast milk that may be a key reason why most HIV-positive mothers don’t transmit the virus to their b...
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