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Can Someone Catch AIDS From Breast Milk

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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 »
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 »
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 »
Ask the Experts

can breast milk cause aids?

hello,i have one doubt regarding transmission of hiv through breast milk. during tit sex,if breast milk contact with sperm is there any possible of acquiring aids?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
If I understand your question correctly, the contact occurred outside of the body was with breast milk and semen, the answer is this is not a risk. With the absence of open sores, or cuts this is one of the safest ways to keep one another from... Read more »

Is it danger to catch HIV

Hi Dr Bob, I donated my little amount 4 days back.Just mentioning as i went big anxiety 2 months back.I was heavily drunk on june 21 and went to strip club and engaged with stripper boob sucking and i dont have any sores in my mouth at that moment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Relax Max. Boob sucking, vagina touching and hand jobs are not considered to be significant risks for HIV or most STDs. The bumps on the rear portion of your tongue are indeed most likely to be taste buds. If you remain worried, get an HIV and... Read more »

Solar treatment of breast milk

I have recently heard about the solar treatment for breast milk of HIV-positive women. I was under the assumption that it has not been approved by the FDA here in the US, however it looks like it may soon become a viable option for those...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I am not aware of this procedure.JLS.John L. Sullivan, M.D.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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, 1 Reply
I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting HIV/Aids.... Read more »