HIV Risk Exposure Among Young Children in Free State, South Africa

Publisher:
Human Sciences Resources Council of South Africa
Publication Date:
1 January 2004
Tags:
South Africa, HIV-Aids and STDs, Children and Youth, Health and Medicine, Women and Gender, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Environment

Breastfeeding of babies by a non-biological caregiver with HIV is the single most important factor associated with HIV infection in children besides the most obvious route of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. This emerged from an investigation into possible causes of HIV infection among a very small proportion of children in the 2-9 age group, who had HIV negative mothers.

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