Join us at the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna

Planning to attend the AIDS 2010 Conference in Vienna, Austria, beginning July 18, 2010? You are invited to three exciting infant feeding and HIV sessions.
Improving child health and HIV-free survival: A review of current research on risks and benefits of infant feeding options for HIV-positive moms
Monday, July 19
Hall B, Ground level
IYCN will present a poster on evidence concerning the effect of breastfeeding avoidance and early cessation on child mortality and HIV-free survival in developing countries. While avoidance and early cessation of breastfeeding reduce HIV transmission, programmatic and clinical trial evidence suggests that they also increase child morbidity and mortality, thus providing no net benefit for HIV-free survival.
Safer feeding for HIV-exposed children: How to integrate infant feeding into community-based HIV prevention activities
Tuesday, July 20
Mini Room 10
During this skills-building workshop, IYCN will lead group discussions, demonstrations, and role plays to help participants understand how to support HIV-positive mothers to practice safer infant feeding to prevent malnutrition and improve HIV-free survival of their children. The workshop will focus on integrating infant feeding promotion into community-based HIV prevention activities.
Infant feeding and HIV: New opportunities to prevent pediatric HIV and improve child survival
Thursday, July 22
Mini Room 10
IYCN will co-host this satellite session together with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, mothers2mothers, PATH, and the World Health Organization. The session will review the latest WHO guidelines on infant feeding and HIV announced in November 2009.
Presenters will review the evidence that informed the new guidance and explore how the guidance presents new opportunities to prevent pediatric HIV and improve child survival. Speakers will include IYCN’s Wasiu Afolabi, who will present National Interpretations: How Nigeria and Other Countries are Responding to the New Guidelines.  
Photos:  PATH/Evelyn Hockstein