HIV-1 reservoirs in breast milk and challenges to elimination of breast-feeding transmission of HIV-1.

Abstract

By compensating for the relative immaturity of the neonatal immune system, breast milk and breast-feeding prevent deaths in children. Nevertheless, transmission of HIV-1 through breast-feeding is responsible for more than half of new pediatric HIV infections. Recent studies of possible HIV-1 reservoirs in breast milk shed new light on features that… (More)
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003327

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