Phenny Awiti, a Kenyan woman living with HIV has said there’s nothing wrong with breastfeeding her son as she can’t infect him with the disease.
She was responding after fans showed their concerns, with many assuming he would infect her son who is merely a couple of months old.
Taking the prospect to reply Awiti wrote,
“I breastfed all my two girls, and I am doing it with Kwe because I have an undetectable viral load. Meaning I cannot infect the child with HIV through breastfeeding because I have less than 20 copies of the virus in my system, which cannot be transferred,” she captioned.
“Basically, I am HIV negative but HIV lives in me, that is my explanation in a lay man’s term. It is exclusive for six months. No water, no porridge, no nothing, only breast milk for the six months, then we introduce mixed feeding. My baby is also on ARVs syrup called Nevirapine and septrin as well,” she concluded.
According to a series of posts on her Instagram account, the two have been actively taking the ARVs to stay safe and healthy.