Posted on Jul 24, 2009 | Comments 0
According to recent report, researchers say that they have convincing evidence that prechewed food of hiv infected caregivers given to infants are infected with AIDS virus.
They conducted a study on three infants, in which the mothers of two children were known to be infected with HIV, but the mothers had not breastfed their babies and mother-to-child transmission of HIV had been ruled out. The mother of the third infant was not infected with HIV, but the caregiver of the child was having HIV infection.
All three children were fed food on multiple occasions that had been prechewed by a care provider infected with HIV, Dr. Aditya H. Gaur from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and colleagues note in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.
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