Breast milk cellular HIV-specific interferon γ responses are associated with protection from peripartum HIV transmission.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

AIDS (London, England), Volume 26, Issue 16, p.2007-16 (2012)

Keywords:

2012, Center-Authored Paper, Human Biology Division, September 2012, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Abstract:

: Breast milk is a major route of infant HIV infection, yet the majority of breast-fed, HIV-exposed infants escape infection by unknown mechanisms. This study aimed to investigate the role of HIV-specific breast milk cells in preventing infant HIV infection.