Human immunodeficiency virus load in breast milk, mastitis, and mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1.

@article{Semba1999HumanIV,
  title={Human immunodeficiency virus load in breast milk, mastitis, and mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1.},
  author={Richard David Semba and Newton I. Kumwenda and Donald R Hoover and Taha E Taha and Thomas C Quinn and Laban A.R. Mtimavalye and RobertJ. Biggar and Robin L. Broadhead and Paolo G. Miotti and Lori Sokoll and L van der Hoeven and John D. Chiphangwi},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={
          93-8
        }
}
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 load in breast milk and mastitis were examined as risk factors for vertical transmission of HIV-1. Six weeks after delivery, HIV-1 load and sodium (an indicator of mastitis) were measured in breast milk from 334 HIV-1-infected women in Malawi. Median breast milk HIV-1 load was 700 copies/mL among women with HIV-1-infected infants versus undetectable (<200 copies/mL) among those with uninfected infants, respectively (P<. 0001). Elevated breast milk… CONTINUE READING

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