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Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?

Transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby:how does breastfeeding effects it compared to bottle-feeding?

No breast feeding: Cdc recommends not to breast feed if you are positive for HIV virus.It is safe to bottlr feed the baby this is recommended by cdc in usa to prevent post natal transmission of HIV from mother to the baby. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?

How to induce transmission of the HIV virus from mother to her baby and how does breastfeeding affect it compared to bottle-feeding?

HIV and breastfeedin: I'm not sure i understand your question, but HIV can be transmitted via breastfeeding. A mom who has HIV should feed her baby formula. ...Read more

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Can i give my baby HIV cause im breastfeeding?

Can i give my baby HIV cause im breastfeeding?

Maybe: Breast milk may actually kill HIV virus, but babies have been infected while breastfeeding, possibly because of bleeding nipples. If the mother is on anti-retroviral meds, she may be allowed to breast feed. The world health organization has recommended it. Your HIV specialist, gynecologist, and pediatrician can consult together to decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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What happens if woman is breastfeeding, and she is unware that she is HIV positive? Is her baby doomed?

What happens if woman is breastfeeding, and she is unware that she is HIV positive?  Is her baby doomed?

No: Although breastfeeding can lead to acquisition of HIV from a mother with the disease it may not, and if she is aware that she is hiv+ after testing she can stop breast feeding. If the baby has become hiv+ there are pediatricians and pediatric infectious disease experts who can treat the baby quite effectively. ...Read more

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I have HIV can I breast feed?

I have HIV can I breast feed?

No: You should not breast feed if you have hiv. Hiv can be transmitted to your baby that way. The risk is probably very low if you're on effective treatment, but it's still safer to use formula. ...Read more

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I cheated on my boyfriend twice and I am a breastfeeding mother and I am afraid i gave my entire family HIV but I am way to afraid to get tested ?

I cheated on my boyfriend twice and I am a breastfeeding mother and I am afraid i gave my entire family HIV but I am way to afraid to get tested ?

Check: your medical records. It is not uncommon for pregnant women to be tested for HIV as a part of routine prenatal care. Ask your OB if you have already been tested; it is likely that if you were HIV+, you would have been notified. Good Luck ...Read more

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Can a baby get HIV from breastfeeding from woman who got blood transfusion after delivery?

No: If you are in the United States, the blood you were transfused is safe and free of HIV and any other infectious agents. You and your infant are safe. ...Read more

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Are small numbers of HIV virus trasmitted by breastfeeding (in the milk or in tiny nipple cracks)?

Are small numbers of HIV virus trasmitted by breastfeeding (in the milk or in tiny nipple cracks)?

Yes it is possible: If the mother is HIV positive it is possible for the HIV infection to pass through breastfeeding. In the usa it is not advised for an HIV mother to bf. In the 3rd world the answer is not so clear, as the child might well be more likely to die from malnutrition or contaminated formula than from the HIV in breastmilk. ...Read more

Transmission (Definition)

In medicine and biology, transmission is the passing of a communicable disease from an infected host individual or group to a conspecific individual or group, regardless of whether the other individual was previously infected. Sometimes transmission can specifically mean infection of ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more