Transmission of HIV-1 in the breast-feeding process.

  title={Transmission of HIV-1 in the breast-feeding process.},
  author={R F Black},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  volume={96 3},
  pages={267-74; quiz 275-6}
  • R F Black
  • Published 1996 in Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Current laboratory techniques cannot distinguish the mode of vertical transmission (intrauterine, intrapartum, or postnatal) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) from mother to infant. The ability to transmit HIV-1 via breast feeding has been established in 24 case reports, primarily involving mothers who seroconvert after delivery. Whether breast-feeding adds a notable additional risk of HIV-1 infection to the risk from pregnancy is controversial. The importance of the duration and… CONTINUE READING