Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 through breast-feeding: how can it be prevented?

@article{Perre1999TransmissionOH,
  title={Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 through breast-feeding: how can it be prevented?},
  author={Philippe Van de Perre},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={179 Suppl 3},
  pages={S405-7}
}
One-third to two-thirds of maternal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection to breast-fed infants can be attributed to ingestion of breast milk. The presence of HIV-1 as cell-free and as cell-associated virus in milk has been documented. Several substances in breast milk may be protective against transmission, including… CONTINUE READING