Determinants of Milk Sodium/Potassium Ratio and Viral Load Among HIV-Infected South African Women
Although HIV can be transmitted from mother to infant through breastmilk,1 breastfeeding remains a key component of maternal and child health policy. Therefore, it is crucial to understand factors contributing to breastmilk HIV transmission, especially in Africa where HIV is most prevalent. In South Africa, exclusive breastfeeding was associated with a lower rate of transmission than was mixed breastfeeding with other foods.2
KeywordsHuman Immunodeficiency Virus Type Exclusive Breastfeed Percent Weight Gain Early Lactation Subclinical Mastitis
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