Safety in Lactation: HIV infection

Sarah Fenner, Specialist MI Pharmacist, Midlands and East Medicines Advice Service (Midlands site) & UK Drugs in Lactation Advisory ServicePublished

Breastfeeding by HIV-positive mothers may cause HIV infection in the infant and should be avoided where possible. The use of HIV drugs during breastfeeding is considered a highly specialist area—contact UKDILAS or an HIV specialist for advice.