Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk

This article was in US News and World Report. A new drug regimen helps prevent the HIV virus from being passed from an infected mother to her infant via breastmilk. This is significant particularly for African mothers who rarely formula feed. There, they have little or no access to clean water for mixing formula or sterilizing/cleaning bottles.

Another interesting point of the studies finding is that duration of breastfeeding had no impact on the risk of passing the virus, so limiting the duration of nursing does not offer any further protection. It also said that stopping breastfeeding in an HIV infected infant was harmful.

This is great news and I hope all infected mothers will be able to take advantage of this.

Read the entire article

And for even more details on the study, this article was posted in Science Daily. It gives a more detailed version of the study. Very interesting stuff!

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