Flash-heat inactivation of HIV-1 in human milk: a potential method to reduce postnatal transmission in developing countries.

@article{IsraelBallard2007FlashheatIO,
  title={Flash-heat inactivation of HIV-1 in human milk: a potential method to reduce postnatal transmission in developing countries.},
  author={Kiersten Israel-Ballard and Richard M. Donovan and Caroline J Chantry and Anna Coutsoudis and Haynes W. Sheppard and Lindiwe N Sibeko and Barbara F. Abrams},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={318-23}
}
BACKGROUND Up to 40% of all mother-to-child transmission of HIV occurs by means of breast-feeding; yet, in developing countries, infant formula may not be a safe option. The World Health Organization recommends heat-treated breast milk as an infant-feeding alternative. We investigated the ability of a simple method, flash-heat, to inactivate HIV in breast… CONTINUE READING