Wet nursing increases risk of HIV infection among babies

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:862
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

South African children using public hospitals are exposed to HIV infection because of a lack of infection control and because some babies are breast fed by women who are not their mothers and who are HIV positive, a new study says.

The study was conducted by the country's Human Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, and others for the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

It was commissioned after a previous study by the same …

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