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Breast Milk Scared To Death

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DEATH BY BREAST MILK

Dear RyanMy only risk for HIV is sucking on the breasts and nipples of a high risk woman on a few occasions after a massage. I'm not sure if I swallowed any milk because all I remember is tasting my own saliva. What is the likelihood of dying...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
To be precise, you won't die from sucking on a woman's breast; that's actually quite harmless. The issue is whether or not HIV is transmitted through oral contact with an infected woman's nipples/breast milk. The only way HIV... Read more »

Scared to death !?! Help !?!

I went to a strip club and got a private dance and the lady dancing got her fluids through my... Read more »

Feeling guilty and Scared to Death

Recently my husband and I took a trip to Vegas. While we were there we went to a few strip clubs.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African, U.S. Women Donate Breast Milk to South African AIDS Orphans

Women in the U.S. and South Africa are sending breast milk to children at the iThemba Lethu orphanage in Durban, South Africa, whose mothers have died of AIDS-related illnesses, ABCNews' "World News Tonight " reports. According to ABCNews, the... 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. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... 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 »
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 »
Connect With Others

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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scared to death!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi
Im a married woman age 37 and mother of two lovely kids. I was having some "issues" back in September where I was feeling out of sorts with my marriage. I went out to a bar had a couple of drinks and met a total stranger we had unprotected sex... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
Being HIV positive has its woes for sure. When I first found out I had HIV (early 90s), all I could think was poor me, I cannot deal with this, what can I do, what do I care to do? I got so depressed and confused. Things got worse and I wound up... 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. Also does anyone know how long it would take for the virus to appear in... Read more »