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Chances Of Catching 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

Chances of catching virus like HIV/STD/AIDS from a stripclub

I recently went to a all naked stripclub and had a private session with a girl. This girl was naked and since I was not wearing an protection, I told her that I won't be taking my pants off and we'll do whatever we can with that.. We...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,But there's no risk for HIV from what you're talking about. Sucking someone's finger isn't a way to get HIV. The mouth really isn't a good way to give out blood (which NEEDS to happen for HIV in this... Read more »

Transmission through breast milk.

What are the chances that an hiv + mother could transmit the virus to a baby that she breast fed to less than one minute. We were trying to determine if the baby would breast feed, but weren't aware of the status of the mother....
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk would be extremely small but present; the infant should be followed by Pediatric HIV specialists and it should be possible to determine the infants infection status by 6 weeks of age. John L. Sullivan, M.D.... Read more »

Breast milk and lactation play

I am HIV+ and was diagnosed 2 years ago. Since then I was put on HAART and have been undetectable ever since.I have two children and have been lactating ever since they were born, when I was with my positive boyfriend breast milk play was part of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Suzi,You haven't found any specific information on the risk of HIV-transmission from breast milk coming into contact with to genital lesions because none exists? Exactly how would one design an ethical clinical trial to study this?... Read more »

exposure to breast milk ( not in mouth)

Dear dr bob:I was at my bachelor party and went to mexico city and met this girl, she was 45, unknown HIV status but chances that she could be infected are high because she insisted so bad in having unprotected sex, which I totally refused. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Paul,Mexico City can be one wild place! I was there a few weeks ago for the International AIDS Conference.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. None of your three exposures would be considered significant. Your worries are... 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?

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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 »

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 »