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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 »

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 »

Breast milk and oral transmission of HIV

Five weeks ago at a local bar a dancer offered her breast and like an idiot I took it in my mouth for a few seconds. Then I noticed a clear discharge on her nipple. I asked her if she was nursing and the answer was no. NO symptoms of initial HIV...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
The encounter you have described would not be considered a high risk exposure by any means. It is true that breast milk from mother to child can lead to transmission of HIV. What we need to factor into the equation is the type and length of the... Read more »

Transmission of HIV through kissing a woman's breast

A friend and I had a discussion about whether an HIV + male with a high viral load can pass the virus through kissing and suckling the breast of a negative female. What is the likelyhood of infecting the woman in that manner since the nipples of the...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
HIV is only known to be sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex. There is no known risk of transmission through sucking on a person's nipples during adult sexual activity (to either the receptive or insertive partners).RMK... Read more »
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Transmission Risk?

Posted by grcboy77, 1 Reply
Hi,

Recently I rubbed a girl of unknown HIV status through her jeans. It felt a little damp. About 5 minutes later I thoughtlessly picked a pimple which bled. What is my HIV risk? Read more »

Mode of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was just wondering if there are any ways of getting HIV, realistically speaking, other than unprotected sex and drug use, for most of us. I have read in a few places that there are cases of HIV each year where the mode of transmission is... Read more »

Transmission through urine?

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
This is somewhat embarrasing to ask. My husband (poz) and I (neg) are very carefull with things like blood, cuts, sex, and other ways so I don't get it.

My question is when I clean the bathroom and the toilet, even though I wear gloves and wash my... Read more »

Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
I'm a 22 year old female and I work as a security guard. A little over two weeks ago, I responded to a fight out in a parking. Two males were fighting (they were hitting each other in the ribs, face, and abdomen-which resulted in a lot of blood-and... Read more »