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Repeat testing necessary to detect HIV among infants receiving ART via breast-feeding

February 27, 2015

SEATTLE — WHO recommendations for HIV testing 6 weeks after breast-feeding cessation may need to be re-evaluated, as study findings presented at CROI 2015 suggest testing at that interval failed to identify HIV infection among infants exposed to ART via breast-feeding.

“In settings with limited resources and an unsafe water supply, the WHO guidelines recommend that HIV-infected mothers breast-feed uninfected infants for at least 1 year while taking antiretroviral drugs,” study researcher Caroline C. King, PhD, of the CDC, said during a press conference. “These antiretroviral drugs limit HIV transmission while reducing the high risk for infant disease and death associated with formula feeding that relies on an unsafe water supply.

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