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HIV Infection Risk Breast Milk

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Risk HIV Infection Through Contaminated Instruments, Breast Milk at Hospitals in South African Province, Study Says

Blood-stained medical instruments and "mix-ups" with breastmilk in some public hospitals in South Africa's Free State province are increasing the risk that children might contract HIV in the health care setting, according to a study presented at a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carbohydrate in Breast Milk May Cut HIV Spread

Researchers in Zambia have reported that a substance in human breast milk seems to reduce the risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission. The study found that women whose breast milk held higher than median-level concentrations of human milk... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-infected mom to her infant via breastfeeding. This is due to many factors, including the quantity of breast milk and the underdeveloped immune system of babies. For adults breast-milk HIV transmission remains... Read more »

Very serious breast milk health risk...Heeeeeeeelp!!

I am currently working as a midwife at a clinic, which has to do with mothers who have infants. My job is squeezing breast milk from patients, and I also give them breast massages using my bare hands, which is done strictly for medical purposes. A...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
If the cut was small I would not worry. If this was more than a scratch, I would say there is a risk here given the fairly extraordinary circumstances. I would report to your occupational health office for an assessment and undergo testing for HIV... Read more »

can breast milk transfer hiv?

sir I'm 24 yrs age from france I went to a sex worker few weeks before I had no sex, but when took her breasts in mouth little of her milk was swallowed by me. am I at a risk of being infected by hiv? I am worried....
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No one has checked this in adults, however in infants who are breastfeeding, it does appear to be a risk. If you have been with sex workers you should get tested anyway. One exposure to breast milk is probably a low risk exposure. DTD... Read more »

can i get hiv through breast milk

sir day before yesterday i went to a sexworker then i noticed that she was lactating.i pressed her nipples and one or two drop came. but the problem is that she cleaned her milk with her hand and after some time she masterbated my penis with that...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No this event doesn't constitute a risk for infection. While HIV can be transmitted via breast milk (typically from mother to child during breastfeeding), it cannot be transmitted via a handjob. Take care,LHW... Read more »
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any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting HIV/Aids.... Read more »

Nipple sucking breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi Forum,

I am worried about something that happened last night. I sucked a strippers breast and a bit of fluid came out of her nipple which i tasted. It tasted kindof sour. We didn't do anything else.

Now today im searching the net and i see breast... Read more »

Breast Milk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know the with breast milk HIV/AIDS it is transfer from mother to child, by breast feeding, I am in childcare and I was wondering if a mother brings in a bottle of her breast milk and I feed it to the baby and the milk gets on a cut of mine or the... Read more »