HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding: A Review of by United Nations Population Fund

By United Nations Population Fund

This ebook provides a precis of the on hand clinical proof at the transmission of HIV an infection via breastfeeding. It in brief describes the advantages of breastfeeding for either moms and babies; and summarizes facts at the relative possibility of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 an infection while pregnant, supply and breastfeeding.

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