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Edward

Edward and Marella formula fed their first child but are planning to breastfeed their unborn baby.

  • Background

    Edward is White British and does not have HIV. He lives with his wife, Marella, who is living with HIV. They have a two-year-old child, and Marella is eight months...

  • Age at interview 32
  • Nozipho

    Nozipho found out she had HIV in 2013 after going for tests for a suspected yeast infection. On the basis of her medical history, doctors suggested that Nozipho probably had HIV from birth. She formula fed her baby even though this had not been her plan.

  • Background

    Nozipho is Black African and came to the UK from Southern Africa when she was 17 years old. She is engaged and has an 11-month-old baby.

  • Age at interview 30
  • Sasha

    Sasha had formula fed her older children. She decided to formula feed her new baby as well due to a lack of UK specific data around HIV transmission through breastmilk.

  • Background

    Sasha is White British and works for a public sector health organisation. She is engaged to her partner, has and has two older children and an 8-month-old baby.

  • Age at interview 32
  • Marella

    Marella formula fed her eldest child but is planning to breastfeed her second baby. She read research papers, attended conferences and spoke to her doctors, her husband and her mother to help her make this decision.

  • Background

    Marella is Black British African and works as a drama therapist. She is married, has a two-year-old child, and is currently pregnant. She was born with HIV.

  • Age at interview 30