Mot clé : Transmission

HIV and infant feeding: A complex debate

By Logan Kennedy12-Coping_with_Your_Feelings

There is a quiet tension that exists surrounding HIV and infant feeding. Although practices and recommendations vary around the world, breastfeeding is not recommended for infants born to an HIV-positive woman or trans man in Canada. Instead, HIV-positive parents are counselled to feed their infants with formula.

But I don’t think it is by any means a closed case, even in Canada. The truth is, the debate about HIV and infant feeding (particularly in Canada) has never been more complex. Like so many discussions related to HIV today, scientific advances are changing the way we talk about and consider possibilities. New questions about treatment as prevention, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and even levels of ‘risk’ seem to emerge every day.

Où le VIH frappe-t-il le plus durement?

Même si le VIH ne fait aucune distinction entre les personnes et peut affecter tout le monde, l’épidémie du VIH au Canada se concentre dans des populations clés — en raison à la fois de facteurs de risque biologiques et de déterminants sociaux de la santé.