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Archivist: Prophylaxis for breastfeeding infants of HIV-positive mothers in Africa

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Breastfeeding by HIV-infected mothers puts the infant at risk of acquiring the infection but in developing countries early weaning is dangerous to the child. The Breastfeeding, Antiretrovirals, and Nutrition (BAN) study was carried out in Malawi during 2004–2010 and showed that 28 weeks of prophylaxis (triple antiretroviral therapy to the mother or daily nevirapine to …

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