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Do People Get HIV From Breast Milk

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Silymarin (Milk Thistle)

Most of the scientific studies of silymarin were published in Europe. The Bottom Line Silymarin is an extract of the seeds of the milk thistle plant. It has been used for over 2,000 years to treat liver problems. No serious side effects or dangerous interactions have been noted. For people with HIV, especially if they have had hepatitis, silymarin might help protect the liver from damage caused by ARVs. It might also reduce stomach upset...
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HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-infected mom to her infant via breastfeeding. This is due to many factors, including the quantity of breast milk and the underdeveloped immune system of babies. For adults breast-milk HIV transmission remains... Read more »

HIV THROUGH BREAST MILK

HiSucking boobs milk can get hiv,few drops of its had gone in mouth may be 2-5ml, i think it was 6-7 year back,please replyThank you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You're worried about a few drops of ingested breast milk from six or seven years ago? Gosh, I can hardly remember what I had for breakfast yesterday and you're fixated on two to five milliliters of boob juice? Relax mate. Small... Read more »

HIV through Breast milk?

Sir, I had nude massage from a lady 2 months back. I didn't had any sex but she applied cream to her breasts and asked me to suck her breasts. I feel she was lactating as I could feel something watery in my mouth. She ended up giving a hand...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There's no risk from the situation you're describing. For one, it sounds questionable whether or not breast milk was coming from her breasts (especially given that she already had cream on her). Even if she was... Read more »

Breast Milk and HIV transmission

I know that HIV can be transmitted from mother to child during breastfeeding, but what is in the breastmilk to cause this transmission? is it blood product? the actual virus?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiBreast milk contains HIV especially with the mom having a high viral load.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... 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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Nipple sucking breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi Forum,

I am worried about something that happened last night. I sucked a strippers breast and a bit of fluid came out of her nipple which i tasted. It tasted kindof sour. We didn't do anything else.

Now today im searching the net and i see breast... 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 »