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HIV And Infant Feeding 9/04 [E/NI/S/W]

This guidance from the UK Chief Medical Officers' Expert Advisory Group on AIDS aims to help health care professionals provide the necessary information, advice and support to women who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to help them make personal, well-informed decisions about infant feeding.

Following a review of the research evidence, this updated guidance reaffirms existing advice. Directed to health professionals who advise HIV-infected pregnant women and new mothers, it recommends avoidance of breastfeeding as part of a programme of interventions to reduce the risk of mother to child HIV transmission.

The guidance can be downloaded from the DH website or quote 40596/HIV and Infant Feeding and contact:

Department of Health Publications
PO Box 777
London SE1 6XU
Tel: 08701 555 455
Fax: 01623 724 524

Further Information

  1. HIV And Infant Feeding