Mastitis and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus through breast milk.

@article{Semba2000MastitisAT,
  title={Mastitis and transmission of human immunodeficiency virus through breast milk.},
  author={Richard D. Semba},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={918},
  pages={156-62}
}
Mastitis, an inflammation in the breast, has recently been linked with higher human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) load in breast milk and higher risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Among 334 HIV-infected women in Malawi who were breastfeeding, the prevalence of mastitis, as indicated by elevated breast milk sodium, was 16.4% at six weeks and 2.8% at six months postpartum. Mastitis is associated with significantly higher concentrations of immunological and inflammatory mediators in… CONTINUE READING
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