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HIV transmission through breastfeeding : a review of available evidence

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
JOINT UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND
2004

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This book presents a summary of the available scientific evidence on the transmission of HIV infection through breastfeeding. It briefly describes the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and infants; and summarizes evidence on the relative risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 infection during pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.
Contents: 1. Executive Summary 2. Introdution 3. Background 4. Mother-to-child transmission 5. HIV transmission through breastfeeding 6. Preventing transmission through breastfeeding 7. Current or planned research 8. References

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