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Yes, HIV-positive people can safely breastfeed

Yes, HIV-positive people can safely breastfeed


<p>Yes, HIV-positive people can safely breastfeed</p>
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Karl Schmid and Ci Ci Covin

On a recent episode of +Talk, two experts relay the real facts about breastfeeding when living with HIV.

+Life is a multi-platform brand inspired by journalist Karl Schmid’s personal story of living with shame and fear around his own HIV diagnosis. In his interview series +Talk, Schmid discusses with his guests the various nuances and experiences that affect people living with HIV.

In this recent episode, Karl chats with two female experts on the topic, Ci Ci Covin, an activist, mother, and senior manager of community relations at The Well Project, and Dr. Gina M. Brown, an obstetrician/gynecologist and HIV prevention specialist at Gilead Sciences. The special guests discuss how science has proven that those living with HIV can safely breastfeed their children.

Watch the video here:

This story was originally published on hivplusmag.com

About +Life

The multi-platform brand +Life is inspired by ABC talent Karl Schmid’s own story of living with shame and fear of having HIV due to the amount of ignorance and stigma surrounding the virus. +Life appears across multiple social media platforms offering the flagship +Talk round-table talk show and content revolving around love and relationships, entertaining, medicine, nutrition and spirituality. +Life features a coterie of amazing stories told by an incredible and diverse group of people sharing their first hand experiences living with HIV, fighting for access to medications, facing down community stigma, and fighting their own internal stigmas. +Life has become nationally recognized with its multiple nominations and its recent win at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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