Research Article: Structural Violence and Clinical Medicine: Free Infant Formula for HIV-Exposed Infants

Date Published: February 27, 2007

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): Ted Greiner, Christophe Grundmann, Katherine Krasovec, Christian Pitter, Catherine Wilfert

Abstract: None

Partial Text: We wholeheartedly agree with Paul Farmer and colleagues [1] that it is vitally important to examine social, as well as molecular, causes of disease. Unless we carefully consider the full range of factors that underlie a given problem, we may produce “solutions” with unintended and deleterious consequences. In this light we express our concern about the infant feeding approach advocated in their article to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Rwanda.



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