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High Uptake of Exclusive Breastfeeding and Reduced Early Post-Natal HIV Transmission

  • Louise Kuhn mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lk24@columbia.edu

    Affiliation: Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Moses Sinkala,

    Affiliation: Lusaka District Health Management Team, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Chipepo Kankasa,

    Affiliation: University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Katherine Semrau,

    Affiliation: Center for International Health & Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Prisca Kasonde,

    Affiliation: University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Nancy Scott,

    Affiliation: Center for International Health & Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Mwiya Mwiya,

    Affiliation: University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Cheswa Vwalika,

    Affiliation: Lusaka District Health Management Team, Lusaka, Zambia

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  • Jan Walter,

    Affiliation: Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Wei-Yann Tsai,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Grace M. Aldrovandi,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Donald M. Thea

    Affiliation: Center for International Health & Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: December 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001363

About the Authors

Louise Kuhn, Jan Walter
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Moses Sinkala, Cheswa Vwalika
Lusaka District Health Management Team, Lusaka, Zambia
Chipepo Kankasa, Prisca Kasonde, Mwiya Mwiya
University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Katherine Semrau, Nancy Scott, Donald M. Thea
Center for International Health & Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Wei-Yann Tsai
Department of Biostatistics, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Grace M. Aldrovandi
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lk24@columbia.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MS GA LK CK DT. Performed the experiments: MS GA MM CK KS NS PK CV. Analyzed the data: LK DT JW WT. Wrote the paper: MS GA LK MM CK KS NS DT JW PK CV WT.