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The Cost-Effectiveness of Different Feeding Patterns Combined with Prompt Treatments for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in South Africa: Estimates from Simulation Modeling.

by on August 12, 2014

Source: PLoS One. 2014 Jul 23;9(7):e102872

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Date of publication: July, 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper suggests remedy in labour or during the postnatal period is less cost-effective compared with the prompt treatments. Antenatal HIV testing and prompt treatments and avoiding breastfeeding are the best strategies. Although encouraging mothers to practice replacement feeding in South Africa is not easy and the advantages of breastfeeding can not be ignored, replacement feeding is suggested by this research.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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