White House’s Harold Phillips Discusses New Breastfeeding Guidance

Content From: HIV.govPublished: February 15, 20231 min read



WatchExit Disclaimer HIV.gov’s latest FYI video below on new breastfeeding guidance for people with HIV.

The HHS clinical guidelines on Infant Feeding for Individuals with HIV in the United States were recently updated. Here is an overview of the new updates. You can also read the full guidelines here. The new recommendations note that the risk of HIV transmission while breastfeeding is less than 1% (but not zero) for people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) with sustained undetectable viral load through pregnancy and postpartum. The updated clinical guidance supports shared decision-making between people with HIV and their care providers. The guidelines also include other critical information.

Our FYI video includes Harold J. Phillips, MRP, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), as he discusses the new guidance from the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council with CDR Michelle Sandoval-Rosario, DrPH, MPH, Prevention through Active Community Engagement (PACE) Officer, Region 9 Director, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS.