HV-1-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes and breast milk HIV-1 transmission.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

The Journal of infectious diseases, Volume 199, Issue 6, p.889-98 (2009)

Keywords:

2009, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Center-Authored Paper, Female, HIV-1, Human Biology Division, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical, interferon-gamma, Milk, Human, PREGNANCY, Pregnancy Complications, Infectious, Public Health Sciences Division, T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute

Abstract:

Breast-feeding by infants exposed to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) provides an opportunity to assess the role played by repeated HIV-1 exposure in eliciting HIV-1-specific immunity and in defining whether immune responses correlate with protection from infection.