Determination of the effectiveness of inactivation of human immunodeficiency virus by Pretoria pasteurization.

@article{Jeffery2001DeterminationOT,
  title={Determination of the effectiveness of inactivation of human immunodeficiency virus by Pretoria pasteurization.},
  author={Bridget Jeffery and Lynne Webber and K R Mokhondo and Daniel Erasmus},
  journal={Journal of tropical pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={345-9}
}
The risk of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) via breastfeeding is between 10 and 17 per cent. In resource-poor countries most HIV-infected women cannot afford to formula feed their infants and formula feeding is not desirable in areas of high infant mortality because of loss of the immunological benefits of breastmilk. A method has been devised by which HIV-infected women may express and pasteurize their breastmilk in a domestic setting using inexpensive apparatus and a… CONTINUE READING