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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual contact and/or sharing needles with an HIV-positive person. HIV can also be passed from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or...
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Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the Read more »

breast milk

can a man get hiv from sucking on a womans breast and she has breast milk in them and he suck out some of it in his mouth?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...It is possible to become infected by swallowing breast milk if the woman is HIV infected.BJ Read more »

breast milk

what are the risks of transmission through small amount of breast milk?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Breast milk is known to be a vector for transmission among infants who breastfeed from an HIV infected woman. There is no evidence to support Read more »

Breast Milk Sucking

Hi , I suckeed the nipple / breast of a escorts girl for 2 minutes but did n't test any fluid/blood. Am I on risk of HIV infection.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not transmitted through sexual contact with a woman's breasts. The only way that HIV is transmitted through contact through breast milk is from a mother to her infant during breast feeding.HIV is sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On its website last week, FDA warned "against feeding your baby breast milk acquired directly from individuals or through the Internet" due to the risk of infectious diseases like... 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 »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

... Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. Read more »
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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 »

HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was just told i was HIV 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 »

Infectiveness of breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how infective breast milk is to an adult Is it as infected as blood. Should one worry if they came in contact with breast milk orally of an infected individual. 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 Read more »