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sucking breast milk will transmit HIV?
Oct 21, 2012

Hi Doc 26 year old Male, Two days ago I had protected sex with a prostitute, during that time I felt milk in my mouth while I was sucking her nipple. but there were some cuts in my inside lips and also had throat infection on that time. I'm not sure whether I had swallowed the milk or not. My question is sucking breast milk will transmit HIV? Please.... Answer me

Response from Dr. Wohl

Breast milk can transmit HIV although this would be a very very unusual mechanism for HIV transmission for an adult. I think the risk is low but an HIV test under these circumstances and given you have sex with sex workers seems advisable. DW



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