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HIV Transmission Breast Milk

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HIV transmission risks of breast milk during sex play

Dear Doc,I am quite confused by the fact that different expert has different opinion on the risk of breastmilk exposure to adults during sexual activity. For example, Ryan Kull and Dr.Bob said no risk, while some others like Dr. Jackson and Dr....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Is it correct to say that whether or a risk exist will depend on the amount of milk involved ? Yes. The amount of risk is proportionate to the amount of virus in the milk and the amount of milk which is ingested. It is also proportionate to the... Read more »

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... Read more »

Breast Milk and HIV transmission

I know that HIV can be transmitted from mother to child during breastfeeding, but what is in the... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Flash-Heat Inactivation of HIV-1 in Human Milk: A Potential Method to Reduce Postnatal Transmission in Developing Countries

"Up to 40% of all mother-to-child transmission of HIV occurs by means of breast-feeding; yet, in developing countries, infant formula may not be a safe option," the authors wrote. Noting that the World Health Organization recommends heat-treated... 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

Nipple Shield That Deactivates HIV Prevents Virus Transmission During Breastfeeding, BBC News Reports

A nipple shield that disinfects milk as it leaves the breast has shown to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, BBC News reports. Devised by Stephen Gerrard, a University of Cambridge engineer, the shield employs a detergent used by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Could Be Best for Blocking HIV

New research suggests that an unidentified component of breast milk appears to kill HIV particles and HIV-infected cells, as well as to block transmission of the virus in mice with humanized immune systems. Among babies born to HIV-positive... 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
I'm wondering if transmission is possible in this manner. I masturbated to a woman's exposed breasts. I noticed a small amount of breast milk had secreted from her breast. When I was finished, she took a towel, wiped her breast clean of the milk,... 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 »

breast milk remedy

Posted by kenya, 1 Reply
guys, i was having this wild idea. if continous exposure of breastmilk to a baby can cause hiv; what if, you are hiv+ and take breast milk-meaning exposure in low doses. wouldnt that help develop an individuals immunity? reactions!!! Read more »