Updates on HIV and Infant Feeding Guideline

Up-to-date guidance for national authorities and health services on supporting appropriate infant feeding practices and providing antiretroviral therapy to mothers living with HIV.

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WHO-UNICEF

Highlights

This guidance on HIV and infant feeding, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in 2016, provides up-to-date guidance for national authorities and health services on supporting appropriate infant feeding practices and providing antiretroviral therapy to mothers living with HIV. When mothers keep up with their antiretroviral treatment, the risk of HIV transmission is very low.

The objective of this guideline is to improve the HIV-free survival of HIV-exposed infants. The guideline is intended mainly for countries with high HIV prevalence and settings in which diarrhoea, pneumonia and undernutrition are common causes of infant and child mortality. It may also be relevant to settings with a low prevalence of HIV depending on the background rates and causes of infant and child mortality.


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