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Breast Milk And HIV Testing

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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
...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 only a... Read more »

HIV, Breast milk & pasteurization

Dear Dr Frascino,Please help me with your kind advice - I'll be most happy to donate to your... Read more »

Not in archive, Hiv through breast milk ,please answer

dear doc Frascino.i am spending atleast 4 hours a day on your website and still looking for an... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

...HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher risk of subclinical mastitis. This... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...they deliver their baby by cesarean (C-)section. Feeding the Newborn Up to 20% of babies may get HIV infection from infected breast milk if the mother is not taking ART. However, breast milk contains nutrients that the newborn needs. It also... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...can be detected by an HIV test, even though the person may already have high levels of HIV in their blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk. Here is what the CDC says about the window period: "Antibodies generally appear within three months... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...during pregnancy or delivery. This is called "vertical transmission." A baby can also be infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless... 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? Read more »

Nipple sucking breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...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 milk infects babies. I called my doc and he just got back to me and said he wouldnt' treat me with post exposure... Read more »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...positive but i dont really know how i got it, im a construction worker and i maybe got pinched by a needle in the middle finger. i tested negative at 4 month before tht to but i dont think i took part in any risky behaviour Read more »

HIV/aids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... yes hello this is some one out in the world who needs an answer. Here it goes, can you get HIV or aids if you masturbate to much? theis is no joke! If any one has an answer to my Q's please write back as soon as posi Read more »