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HIV-1 Reservoirs in Breast Milk and Challenges to Elimination of Breast-Feeding Transmission of HIV-1

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Science Translational Medicine  18 Jul 2012:
Vol. 4, Issue 143, pp. 143sr3
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3003327

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The breast milk of HIV-infected mothers contains reservoirs of HIV, even when they are successfully treated with antiretroviral therapy; new approaches to prophylactic therapy are needed to prevent HIV transmission to their infants through breast-feeding.