HPDP study finds maternal and infant anti-retrovirals effective in preventing HIV transmission through breast milk

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BAN studyResearchers from the Breastfeeding, Antiretroviral and Nutrition (BAN) study have found that both infant and maternal antiretroviral therapies reduce the chances that HIV-positive mothers will pass the virus to their children through breast milk. The results were published in the June 17 edition of New England Journal of Medicine. The BAN study is the largest of its kind and is based at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, a CDC Prevention Research Center. Read the full press release here.

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