Hiv, Aids, Milk
In an age where HIV/AIDS is having a devastating effect on worldwide populations, the mortality rate amongst infants born from HIV-positive mothers is growing. A significant proportion of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is attributed to breast feeding. However, pasteurising breast milk from HIV-positive mothers kills the virus in the milk, so that it can safely be bottle-fed to infants, dramatically improving their chances of survival to childhood. Premature babies have under-developed digestive systems, and their chances of survival are also improved by feeding them with pasteurised breast milk instead of breast milk substitutes.