Patient Perspective by Ciarra Covin Published in the Journal HIV and Clinical Practice

Submitted on Jun 6, 2024

The Well Project is thrilled to announce that The Well Project's Senior Manager of Community Programming Ciarra "Ci Ci" Covin recently published "Parenting with HIV: a Patient's View on Updated Infant Feeding Guidelines in the US" about the experience of and updated guidance around breast/chestfeeding in the medical journal HIV Research and Clinical Practice. The piece also highlights findings from The Well Project's online survey that gauged knowledge and attitudes of breast/chestfeeding and HIV. This survey featured robust feedback from providers and confirmed that breastfeeding with HIV in the US remains a challenging area of care for women living with HIV.

"I am hopeful that the updated guidelines will assure healthcare providers of the extremely low risk of HIV transmission through breast/chestfeeding when the parent is undetectable," Ci Ci wrote. "I also know that education and training for the communities most impacted by HIV and the providers who care for them will be crucial to ensuring their effective implementation. Parents living with HIV must be equipped with information and resources to enable them to make the best decision for themselves and their families and healthcare providers must use updated, evidence-based recommendations to support parents on their journeys."

Please read this journal article here and join us in congratulating Ci Ci!!


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