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HIV-infected mothers who breastfeed exclusively have lower levels of virus in their breast milk
HIV-infected mothers who breastfeed exclusively have lower levels of virus in their breast milk

(April 17, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From New York - HIV-infected mothers who breastfeed exclusively have lower levels of the virus in their breast milk, according to a report published in Science Translational Medicine. Researchers studied nearly 1,000 HIV-infected mothers, randomizing participants to breastfeed for no more than four months or to continue breastfeeding exclusively past four months. Infants were routinely tested for HIV infection. After 4.5 months, results showed that 77% of women who stopped breastfeeding at four months had detectable concentrations of the virus in their breast milk, while only 39.5% of those who continued breastfeeding had the same concentrations. There was no such difference when breast milk was examined at four months

 
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