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AIDS InfoNet

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
Ask the Experts

Breast feeding and wine

Is it alright to drink my 4 0z of wine while i breast fed. My newborn has jaundice
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I hope that you're HIV negative.Breastfeeding is a productive way of transmitting HIV to a child; if at all possible, I don't recommend it. I'd talk to your child's physician Read more »

Breastfeeding of Hepa Carrier

my daughter gave birth to a healthy daughter 5 days ago. She has been advised by her pediatrician not to breatfeed her baby as she was found to be a Hepa Carrier. Books give contrary advise. Please enlighthen us.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...no information proving that babies can get hepatitis B from breast-feeding. Some experts have concern about breastfeeding if nipples are cracked and bleeding, but otherwise it is generally accepted to be safe. Also there are many benefits of... Read more »

thrush, thrush!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSE, IT HELPED ALOT. I HAVE BEEN TAKING ATRIPLA BUT NOW HAVE THRUSH SINCE I STARTED TAKING THE MEDS. IS THE MED NOT WORKING OR HOW LONG BEFORE I SEE ANY IMPROVEMENT. BESIDES ATRIPLA I AM TAKING,CLOTRIMAXOLE LOZENGES AND...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...It would be very unusual for thrush to develop while on therapy and then not respond to the medications you are taking. The first thing I would suggest is that Read more »

Breast Feeding

I understand a HIV can be passed to baby via mother's breastmilk...I had an encounter with woman I did not know where I briefly sucked on her nipples. I called CDC and they said if she was lactating it was possible I could be infected? I dont...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...HIV can be transmitted through breast feeding but the risk is very small. Only about 7% of babies become infected over a year's period when breastfeeding a few times per day. Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

Renaud Becquet of the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale Unite in France and colleagues conducted the study from 2001 through 2005 among 557 infants born to HIV-positive women in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. After their infants... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Dilemma of Breast Feeding

...Introduction Preventing MTCT Is a Global Priority A Tale of Two Worlds Review of MTCT Landmark Infant Feeding Study Exclusive Breast Feeding Guide Ten Steps to Successful Breast Feeding Infant Feeding Attitudes at a Large Antenatal... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

A series of studies presented Monday at the 14th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Los Angeles suggest that the benefits of breast-feeding in developing countries might outweigh the risk of vertical HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intervention to Promote Exclusive Breast-Feeding for the First Six Months of Life in a High HIV Prevalence Area

The authors reported on a nonrandomized intervention cohort study designed to increase exclusive breast-feeding rates for six months post-delivery in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. To support exclusive... Read more »
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semen smear on nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...does anyone know whether hiv can be transmitted if sperm is smeared onto a pregnant woman's nipple? i know chnaces is low, but if the person is pregnant, will there be a difference? will it be linked to blood stream? Read more »

Nipple sucking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am scared and embarrassed about this: I sucked on a woman's breast for a couple of minutes. No sign of breast milk. Any risk of HIV? Read more »

Sucking nipples

Posted by Larry38, 1 Reply
...I've seen similar questions to mine but in my case there's something else. I also licked the breasts and sucked the nipples of a female stripper and came down with ARS-like symptoms. Before that and also now I have a white coating on the back of... Read more »

Nipple sucking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am scared after sucking on a woman's breasts for a real short time...how safe was that? Read more »