5th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Cape Town, South Africa, July 19-22, 2009

Infant Feeding and HIV: Science and Practice

Sunday, July 19, 2009, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Margaret Waithaka, from the PATH Kenya office, participated in this IAS 2009 satellite session, hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and sponsored by USAID. Panelists discussed the science of infant feeding within the context of HIV, examined the current global recommendations, and reviewed practical experiences from the field. Ms. Waithaka presented the findings from the Kenya Infant Feeding Assessment conducted by IYCN and PATH. The evaluation was conducted in Kenya’s Western and Eastern Provinces to assess infant feeding practices and counseling, specifically focusing on the transition period from exclusive breastfeeding to replacement feeding, a period of high risk to the infant.

View Margaret Waithaka’s presentation: Observations of infant feeding in Kenya.

View the panel flyer.

Visit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation website to learn more about the satellite session.