• Breastfeeding patterns and its determinants among mothers living with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus -1 in four African countries participating in the ANRS 12174 trial 

      Some, Nagaonle Eric; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nagot, Nicolas; Meda, Nicolas; Lombard, Carl; Vallo, Roselyne; Peries, Marianne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Hofmeyr, G. Justus; Singata, Mandisa; Harper, Kim; Van De Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-02)
      Background:  HIV-1 transmission rates have been reduced over the last decade, an estimated 2 million new infections per year arise, including 220,000 paediatric cases. The main post-natal HIV exposure is through breastfeeding, ...
    • Changes in body mass index and hemoglobin concentration in breastfeeding women living with HIV with a CD4 count over 350: Results from 4 African countries (The ANRS 12174 trial) 

      Somé, Eric; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nagot, Nicolas; Meda, Nicolas Y; Vallo, Roselyne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Singata, Mandisa; Hofmeyr, Justus G; Van De Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Marechal, Valerie; Neveu, Dorine; Foulongne, Vincent; Segondy, Michel; Schaub, Roxanne; Blanche, Stephane; Treluyer, Jean-Marc; Hirt, Deborah; Karamagi, Charles; Musoke, Philippa; Ndeezi, Grace; Mugaba, Proscovia M; Kwagala, Mary; Murungi, Joan; Muweesi, Hawa Nabuuma; Ninsiima, Evelyn; Baryeija, Simon; Ouedraogo, Rasmata; Ye, Diarra; Traore, Hugues A; Nadembega, Christelle; Konate, Justin; Zongo, Arsene; Ouedraogo, Abass; Neboua, Desire; Belemvire, Aissatou; Bambara, Armel; Boncoungou, Justine; Zoungrana, Danielle; Nikodem, Cheryl; Harper, Kim; Jackson, Debra; Sanders, David; Sunday, Amwe; Okegbe-Eze, Collins; Williams, Xoliswa; Mshweshwe, Nolundi; Henge, Vatiswa; Gomba, Fikiswa; Nikodem, Lada; Khondowe, Oswell; Mwiya, Mwiya; Lusaka, Mildreed; Chizyuka, Mary; Phiri, Mary; Imakando, Billies; Musaku, Mwenechanya; Kapasa, Monica; Rutagwera, David; Clement, Ngondwe; Mwaba, Hilton Mwila; Matoba, Japhet; Mwaba, Hilton; Siumita, Chafye; Chola, Katai; Mwamutanda, Patricia (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017-05-09)
      Introduction: Breastfeeding is recommended for infants born to HIV-infected women in low-income settings. Both breastfeeding and HIV-infection are energy demanding. Our objective was to explore how exclusive and predominant ...
    • Cost of individual peer counselling for the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in Uganda 

      Chola, Lumbwe; Nkonki, Lungiswa Leonora; Kankasa, Chipepo; Nankunda, Jolly; Tumwine, James K.; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Robberstad, Bjarne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2011-06-29)
      Background: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for 6 months is the recommended form of infant feeding. Support of mothers through individual peer counselling has been proved to be effective in increasing exclusive breastfeeding ...
    • Growth effects of exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa: the cluster-randomised PROMISE EBF trial 

      Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Jackson, Debra; Fadnes, Lars Thore; Nankabirwa, Victoria; Diallo, Abdoulaye Hama; Doherty, Tanya Mark; Lombard, Carl; Swanevelder, Sonja; Nankunda, Jolly; Ramokolo, Vundli; Sanders, David; Wamani, Henry; Meda, Nicolas; Tumwine, James K.; Ekström, Eva-Charlotte; Van de Perre, Philippe; Kankasa, Chipepo; Sommerfelt, Halvor; Tylleskär, Thorkild; on behalf of the PROMISE EBF-study group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-06-21)
      Background: In this multi-country cluster-randomized behavioural intervention trial promoting exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Africa, we compared growth of infants up to 6 months of age living in communities where peer ...
    • HIV-1 disease progression in immune-competent HIV-1-infected and breastfeeding mothers participating in the ANRS 12174 clinical trial in Burkina Faso, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia: a cohort study 

      Some, Nagaonle Eric; Engebretsen, Ingunn Marie S.; Nagot, Nicolas; Meda, Nicolas; Vallo, Roselyne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Tumwine, James K; Singata, Mandisa; Harper, Kim; Hofmeyr, G. Justus; Perre, Philippe van de; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Objective: We have assessed HIV-1 disease progression among HIV-1-positive mothers in relation to duration of any or exclusive breast feeding in the context of ANRS 12174 trial. Methods: The analysis was completed on 203, ...
    • Increased Epstein-Barr virus in breast milk occurs with subclinical mastitis and HIV shedding 

      Sanosyan, Armen; Rutagwera, David Gatsinzi; Moles, Jean-Pierre; Bollore, Karine; Peries, Marianne; Kankasa, Chipepo; Mwiya, Mwiya; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Nagot, Nicolas; Van de Perre, Philippe; Tuaillon, Edouard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-07)
      Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) in breast milk and subclinical mastitis (SCM) are both associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) shedding and possibly with postnatal HIV transmission. The objective of this nested ...
    • Lopinavir/Ritonavir versus Lamivudine peri-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV-1 transmission by breastfeeding: the PROMISE-PEP trial Protocol ANRS 12174 

      Nagot, Nicolas; Kankasa, Chipepo; Meda, Nicolas; Hofmeyr, Justus; Nikodem, Cheryl; Tylleskär, Thorkild; Tumwine, James K.; Karamagi, Charles; Sommerfeldt, Halvor; Neveu, Dorine; Van de Perre, Philippe; for the PROMISE-PEP group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2012-10-06)
      Background: Postnatal transmission of HIV-1 through breast milk remains an unsolved challenge in many resource-poor settings where replacement feeding is not a safe alternative. WHO now recommends breastfeeding of infants ...
    • 'No sister, the breast alone is not enough for my baby'. A qualitative assessment of potentials and barriers in the promotion of exclusive breastfeeding in southern Zambia 

      Fjeld, Eli; Siziya, Seter; Katepa-Bwalya, Mary; Kankasa, Chipepo; Moland, Karen Marie; Tylleskär, Thorkild; the PROMISE-EBF Study Group (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2008-11-05)
      Background: Appropriate feeding practices are of fundamental importance for the survival, growth, development and health of infants and young children. The aim of the present study was to collect baseline information on ...
    • Prevalence and determinants of HIV shedding in breast milk during continued breastfeeding among Zambian mothers not on antiretroviral treatment (ART): A cross-sectional study 

      Rutagwera, David Gatsinzi; Molès, Jean-Pierre; Kankasa, Chipepo; Mwiya, Mwiya; Tuaillon, Edouard; Peries, Marianne; Nagot, Nicolas; Van de Perre, Philippe; Tylleskär, Thorkild (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The risk of postnatal HIV transmission exists throughout the breastfeeding period. HIV shedding in breast milk beyond six months has not been studied extensively. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and ...