Breastfeeding With Maternal ARV Therapy in Resource-Limited Settings

In a study of HIV-infected pregnant women in Rwanda, maternal HAART while breastfeeding was associated with a low risk of postnatal HIV transmission. This risk was similar to the formula feeding cohort. This approach may offer a culturally appropriate alternative to formula feeding in resource-limited settings.


Peltier CA, Ndayisaba GF, Lepage P, van Griensven J, Leroy V, Pharm CO, Ndimubanzi PC, Courteille O, Arendt V. Breastfeeding with maternal antiretroviral therapy or formula feeding to prevent HIV postnatal mother-to-child transmission in Rwanda. AIDS. 2009 Nov 27;23(18):2415-23.

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