Transmission of CMV, HTLV-1, and HIV through breastmilk

Prendergast, Andrew J, Goga, Ameena E, Waitt, Catriona ORCID: 0000-0003-0134-5855, Gessain, Antoine, Taylor, Graham P, Rollins, Nigel, Abrams, Elaine J, Lyall, E Hermione and Van de Perre, Philippe
(2019) Transmission of CMV, HTLV-1, and HIV through breastmilk. LANCET CHILD & ADOLESCENT HEALTH, 3 (4). pp. 264-273.

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Breastfeeding is a crucial child survival intervention. However, the potential for transmission of viral infections from mother to child presents the dilemma of how best to interpret the benefits and risks of breastfeeding in different settings. In this Review, we compare the transmission dynamics, risk factors, and outcomes of infection with three chronic viruses transmitted through breastmilk: cytomegalovirus, human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1, and HIV. We provide an overview of intervention approaches and discuss scientific, policy, and programming gaps in the understanding of these major global infections.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans, Cytomegalovirus Infections, HTLV-I Infections, HIV Infections, Breast Feeding, Infant, Newborn, Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 08:13
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:56
DOI: 10.1016/S2352-4642(19)30024-0
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