Continuation of Formula Feeding in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Programme in In


In HIV-exposed-infants, formula feed eliminates HIV-transmission but incurs risk of increased morbidity and mortality, whereas breastfeeding has multiple benefits but entails risk of HIV-transmission. Maternal Highly Active Antiretroviral-Treatment (HAART) may reduce postnatal-transmission of HIV by reducing content of virus in breast milk. The present study was conducted to examine HIV-positivity rates in HIV-exposed-infants who received either exclusive breastfeeding or formula feeding with or without maternal HAART during breastfeeding.


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