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Is Hiv Spread Through Breast Milk

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...activity, or if you share equipment to inject drugs. HIV can also be spread from a mother to her child during pregnancy or delivery. This is called "vertical transmission." A baby can also be infected by drinking an infected woman's breast milk. Fact Sheet 611 has more information on pregnancy. How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? Unless you are 100% sure that you and the people you are with do not have HIV infection, you should...
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HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...losing weight, fever, or diarrhea. Different people have different symptoms.HIV is in people's blood, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. The only way to tell if someone is infected with HIV is with a blood test.There is no vaccine to prevent... Read more »

hiv risk in breast milk

I recently went to a massage parlour. the lady after massaging me gave me a hand job.She was fully clothed and i inserted my hand in her top. She was lactating. I did press her boobs and got somemilk drops on my hand(very few). while touching her...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV Spread in New Ways

Hi RyanI know it's unlikely that any adult could get infected by sucking on a woman's breast, who is not pregnant or has a newborn child, but why do I have folliculitis and jock itch? My sucking on a high risk woman's breast on a couple of occasions...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
... Go see a dermatologist if over the counter medications do not help your condition.Transmission of HIV through contact with breast milk only occurs from mother-to-infant during breast feeding. There is no evidence that anyone has been infected... Read more »

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
...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 only a... Read more »
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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The most... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The spread of HIV can be... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Transmission

...untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through the breast milk of mothers infected with the virus. If the mother takes certain drugs during pregnancy, she can... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The most common ways for HIV to be transmitted are through unprotected sexual contact and/or... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...untreated pregnant women infected with HIV will pass the infection to their babies. HIV also can be spread to babies through the breast milk of mothers infected with the virus. If the mother takes certain drugs during pregnancy, she can... Read more »

hiv question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...If hiv is so fragile and can't be caught easiliy only under certain circumstances. what are those certain circumstances? Does the viral Read more »

window period everyone

Posted by bovvylee, 2 Replies
...can be detected by an HIV test, even though the person may already have high levels of HIV in their blood, sexual fluids, or breast milk. Here is what the CDC says about the window period: "Antibodies generally appear within three months after... 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 »