|HIV and Infant Feeding - Review of HIV Transmission Through Breastfeeding Jointly Issued by UNICEF, UNAIDS and WHO Guidelines - Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (UNAIDS, 1998, 26 p.)|
|Strategies to reduce breast-milk transmission|
In communities where wet-nursing by a family member is practised this option can be considered. It will be necessary for the wet-nurse to agree to and understand the implications of voluntary HIV counselling and testing (VCT). She would also have to be counselled about HIV and be able to avoid becoming infected during breastfeeding.