Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) and Breastfeeding Science, Research Advances, and Policy /

The HIV pandemic continues to levy a heavy burden on the human race world-wide. The estimated number of people who became newly infected with HIV in 2009 was 2.6 million; most of these individuals live in Sub-Saharan Africa, followed by India and Southeast Asia. An estimated 370,000 new cases of ped...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Kourtis, Athena P. (Editor,, Bulterys, Marc. (Editor,
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2012.
Edition:1st ed. 2012.
Series:Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 743
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Table of Contents:
  • Breastfeeding and transmission of HIV-1: Epidemiology and Global Magnitude
  • Breastfeeding and Transmission of viruses other than HIV-1
  • Breastfeeding among HIV-1-infected women: Maternal health outcomes and social repercussions
  • Virologic determinants of breast milk transmission of HIV-1
  • HIV-1 resistance to antiretroviral agents: Relevance to mothers and infants in the breastfeeding setting
  • Animal models of HIV transmission through breastfeeding and pediatric HIV infection
  • Antiretroviral pharmacology in breast milk
  • HIV-1 diagnosis of the breastfed infant
  • The immune system of breast milk: antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties
  • Humoral /mucosal/innate immunity in the breast milk in the context of HIV-1 infection
  • Cellular immunity in breast milk: Implications for Postnatal Transmission of HIV-1 to the infant
  • Antiretroviral drugs during breastfeeding for the prevention of postnatal transmission of HIV-1
  • Immune Approaches for the prevention of breast milk transmission of HIV-1
  • Non-antiretroviral approaches to prevention of breast milk transmission of HIV-1: Exclusive breastfeeding, early weaning, treatment of expressed breast milk
  • Breast milk micronutrients and mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1
  • Historical perspective of African-based research on HIV-1 transmission through breastfeeding: The Malawi experience
  • Breastfeeding and HIV infection in China
  • The role of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in infant and young child feeding guideline development and program implementation
  • Should women with HIV-1 infection breastfeed their infants? Balancing the scientific evidence, ethical issues and costs-policy considerations
  • HIV-1 and Breastfeeding in the United States
  • Epilogue. The future of breastfeeding in the face of HIV-1 infection: Science and Policy.