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HIV/AIDS

17 June 2010

Antiretrovirals During Breast-Feeding Shield Babies From HIV, Study Shows

In sub-Saharan Africa, many avoid formula due to unsanitary water, expense, experts note

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In one study, a combination antiretroviral drug therapy given to pregnant and breast-feeding women in Botswana kept all but 1 percent of babies from contracting the infection during six months of breast-feeding.

 

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