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Odds Of Hiv Transfer In Breast Milk

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can breast milk transfer hiv?

sir I'm 24 yrs age from france I went to a sex worker few weeks before I had no sex, but when took her breasts in mouth little of her milk was swallowed by me. am I at a risk of being infected by hiv? I am worried.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...breastfeeding, it does appear to be a risk. If you have been with sex workers you should get tested anyway. One exposure to breast milk is probably a low risk exposure. DTD Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

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HIV, Breast milk & pasteurization

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vitamin A Hikes HIV Loads in Breast Milk

...HIV-positive mothers in Tanzania, those who took vitamin A and beta-carotene supplements had significantly higher HIV loads in their breast milk than women who did not take them (P=0.02), as well as a higher risk of subclinical mastitis. This... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pregnancy and HIV

...they deliver their baby by cesarean (C-)section. Feeding the Newborn Up to 20% of babies may get HIV infection from infected breast milk if the mother is not taking ART. However, breast milk contains nutrients that the newborn needs. It also... 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 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 »

a question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...hi everyone, someone here told me that nipple sucking can transfer HIV, but I have read alot of articles that say that nipple sucking does not bring HIV. Can u please make this statement clear. Read more »

testing for HIV Aids: urgent pls help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...rolled on the bed. the fluid must have gotten intach with my penis cuz otherwise i wdnt hav contracted ghonorrea. do you think HIV Aids virus can be that 'sly' as the ghonorrea virus have prooved to be? but for sure i din get back i.e din have... Read more »