Newest recommendations for HIV+ moms.

An article from Kenya on the newest recommendations for HIV+ moms:

Expectant HIV/Aids women to start on ARV earlier – WHO

HIV-positive pregnant women will now start on antiretroviral in the 14th week of their pregnancy, according to World Health Organisation’s revised guideline on prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV… The latest guideline issued in November 2009, recommends that mothers should continue breastfeeding even when they are positive as they take the drugs with their babies… The guidelines also recommend that once a mother has selected breastfeeding or providing formula milk, she should do so exclusively and not mix the two…

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