Preventing HIV Transmission in Breastfeeding
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Cambridge Ideas explores low cost solutions in the battle against HIV in Sub-Sahara Africa.
Approximately 200,000 babies are infected with HIV every year by breastfeeding from their mothers, primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Cambridge University PhD student, Stephen Gerrard, explains how scientists are trying to reduce the spread of HIV from mother to baby during breastfeeding .
By modifying a simple low-cost nipple shield, a replaceable insert can be placed inside to deliver antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to the infant through the breastfeeding process itself.
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