RELATION BETWEEN HIV AND INFANT FEEDING - A REVIEW ARTICLE

  • Jasmina Darshan Acharya Reader, Department of Stri Roga & Prasuti Tantra, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Rutu Patel Lecturer, Department of Stri Roga & Prasuti Tantra, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.
  • Nilofar Shaikh Reader, Department of Kaumarabhritya, J. S. Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Nadiad, Gujarat, India.

Abstract

Breast feeding increases the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child. Transmission through breast feeding is associated with increased maternal viral load in plasma and breast milk. Modern medical science suggests HIV infected women should give breast milk with accompanying prophylactic antiretroviral therapy to lower the risk of HIV transmission. According to Ayurveda, mother with vitiated breast milk should avoid breast feeding as it is responsible for developing many diseases in the child.

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
ACHARYA, Jasmina Darshan; PATEL, Rutu; SHAIKH, Nilofar. RELATION BETWEEN HIV AND INFANT FEEDING - A REVIEW ARTICLE. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 4, p. 162 - 163, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/394>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9344.
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Review Articles