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Physiology, immunology, and disease transmission in human breast milk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11054937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Breast feeding is an important mode of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Interventions to decrease the number of infants becoming infected are particularly required for women in less developed countries where breast feeding is essential for infant survival. This review discusses the physiology and immunology of breast feeding and how maternal health interventions in the postpartum period may help decrease mother-to-child HIV transmission.
J C Georgeson; S M Filteau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AIDS patient care and STDs     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1087-2914     ISO Abbreviation:  AIDS Patient Care STDS     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-08     Completed Date:  2001-01-04     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607225     Medline TA:  AIDS Patient Care STDS     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-9     Citation Subset:  X    
Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Feeding*
HIV Infections / prevention & control,  transmission*
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
Lactation / physiology
Mastitis / etiology
Milk, Human / immunology*,  physiology*,  virology
Postpartum Period

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