Consequences of an Intervention to Promote the Pasteurization of Breastmilk to Reduce the Transmission of HIV from Mothers to Their Breastfed Infants

Investigator: Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
Sponsor: University of California Davis

Location(s): Tanzania


This study will investigate the feasibility of HIV positive mothers in Tanzania to correctly use the Flash-heat method to pasteurize their breast milk and for how long they are able to do so. The patients will be followed in this study for up to 3 months of Flash-heating their milk. Flash-heated breast milk could be a potential method to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The investigators will also collect infant health data to pilot a future efficacy trial. The investigators hypothesize that with enhanced home-based infant feeding counseling, mothers will be capable of Flash-heating their breast milk.