Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk are associated with HIV-1 shedding but not with mastitis.

@article{Gantt2008CytomegalovirusAE,
  title={Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk are associated with HIV-1 shedding but not with mastitis.},
  author={Soren Gantt and Jacquelyn Carlsson and Avinash K. Shetty and Kristy D. Seidel and X. W. Qin and Junior Mutsvangwa and Georgina Musingwini and Godfrey B. Woelk and Lynn Sodai Zijenah and David K. Katzenstein and Lisa M. Frenkel},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1453-60}
}
BACKGROUND Breast milk HIV-1 load is associated with clinical and subclinical mastitis, and both milk viral load and mastitis are associated with increased mother-to-child-transmission of HIV-1 through breastfeeding. Bacterial infections may cause clinical mastitis, but whether other copathogens common in HIV-1 infection are associated with subclinical mastitis or HIV-1 shedding is unknown. DESIGN A cross-sectional study of HIV-1-infected breastfeeding women in Zimbabwe was performed to… CONTINUE READING

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