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n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Breast-feeding and HIV : an update

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Abstract

Breast-feeding is a route of transmission of HIV from an infected mother to her infant. However, breast-feeding is an important pillar of child survival and the ideal way of feeding an infant, as well as providing a unique biological and emotional basis for child development. This article highlights the dilemma created by the risks and benefits of breast-feeding and will discuss factors that increase the risk of HIV transmission during breast-feeding as well as strategies that could be employed to reduce these risks. Many questions remain unanswered.

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2004-11-01
2016-12-02
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