HIV in breast milk killed by flash-heating

A simple method of flash-heating breast milk infected with HIV successfully inactivated the free-floating virus, according to a new study by researchers at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California and the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. Notably, the technique - heating a glass jar of expressed breast milk in a pan of water over a flame or single burner - can be easily applied in the homes of mothers in resource-poor communities.


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