Human Immunodeficiency Virus Load in Breast Milk, Mastitis, and Mother-to-Child Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1

Semba, Richard D.; Kumwenda, Newton; Hoover, Donald R.; Taha, Taha E.; Quinn, Thomas C.; Mtimavalye, Laban; Biggar, Robert J.; Broadhead, Robin; Miotti, Paolo G.; Sokoll, Lori J.; van der Hoeven, Len; Chiphangwi, John D.
July 1999
Journal of Infectious Diseases;7/1/99, Vol. 180 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
Examines HIV type 1 load in breast milk and mastitis as risk factors for vertical transmission of HIV-1. Breast milk sodium levels; Relation between mastitis and breast milk HIV-1 load and increased risk of vertical transmission of HIV-1 through breast feeding; Role of lactoferrin in increasing breast milk during mastitis.


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