Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
News » HIV prevention in breast milk

HIV prevention in breast milk

HIV infection can be prevented in transmission from mother to child by breastfeeding as breast milk provides immunity to the child to protect them against developing AIDS. Supplemental baby food has no protective properties. Women are more likely to contract HIV, especially with a concurrent illness that weakens the immune system, particularly sexually transmitted diseases including gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Independent

Related Disease Topics:

Article Source Details

About: HIV prevention in breast milk

Date: 7 September 2005

Source: Daily Independent

Author: Emmanuel Ukudolo


Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

More News Topics

  • Woman with lung cancer misdiagnosed with pneumonia and bronchitis
  • Woman wrongly diagnosed and treated for HIV
  • Woman wrongly diagnosed as dead
  • Woman wrongly pronounced dead by paramedics
  • Woman's bowel cancer was not diagnosed until after her death
  • Woman's ulcers misdiagnosed as cancer
  • Woman's worrying weight loss took years to be diagnosed
  • Woman’s brain surgery to correct depression ends up in disaster
  • Woman’s brain tumour receives 35 different misdiagnoses over 20 years
  • Women can benefit from moderate exercise during breast cancer recovery
  • Women considering abortion are being misguided about link to breast cancer
  • Women display different heart attack symptoms to men leading to misdiagnosis
  • Women face greater hardships with AIDS

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise