|small amount of breast milk in adult
Nov 30, 2011
Exposed to a small amount of breast milk. Don't know if she has hiv. I have no sores/cuts and have healthy gums. Doesn't saliva kill hiv that may enter the mouth? Is my risk low? I have read there are no cases of this happening. Help?
| Response from Mr. Cordova
It's highly unlikely that you were infected. Given the following facts:
1. The amount of breast milk was small.
2. We don't know her status.
3. Saliva will help kill HIV.
4. Your mouth was healthy. No cuts/sores/healthy gums
I would not be concerned and do not think you need to test for this incident. You can wait until your next regularly scheduled HIV test.
In health, Richard
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