Date Published: February 27, 2007
Publisher: Public Library of Science
Author(s): Ted Greiner, Christophe Grundmann, Katherine Krasovec, Christian Pitter, Catherine Wilfert
Partial Text: We wholeheartedly agree with Paul Farmer and colleagues  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.