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HIV Transmission through Breastfeeding: A Review of Available Evidence

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This publication presents the scientific evidence relating to the transmission of HIV infection by breast-feeding. It describes briefly the benefits of breast-feeding for mothers and infants in general. Transmission by breast-feeding is discussed in the light of overall mother-to-child transmission of HIV infection. Please note that these resources are from 2004, for updated information please refer to ?HIV and Infant Feeding: New Evidence and Programmatic Experience.?