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Breast Milk Pasteurisation in Developed Countries to Reduce HIV Transmission. Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?

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Author(s): M. Giles | A. Mijch

Journal: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology
ISSN 1064-7449

Volume: 13;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 237;
Date: 2005;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Background. Transmission of HIV through breastfeeding is well documented. The World Health Organisation advise HIVinfected women in developed countries to use alternatives to breastfeeding together with highly active antiretroviral therapy and optimal management of delivery to prevent transmission of HIV to their infant.
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