HIV Drugs for Babies Slashes Breastfeeding Risk (allAfrica.com)

Giving the babies of HIV positive mothers preventative antiretroviral drugs slashes the risk of transmitting the virus during breastfeeding, a study has found. The study, which monitored breastfeeding mothers with HIV, found that only 1.5 per cent of babies given such drugs got the virus during one year of feeding. Without treatment, there is a 5-20…

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