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Possible Infection Through Swallowing Breast Milk

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breast milk

can a man get hiv from sucking on a womans breast and she has breast milk in them and he suck out some of it in his mouth?
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...It is possible to become infected by swallowing breast milk if the woman is HIV infected.BJ Read more »

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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 »
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Children and HIV

...good medical care while they are pregnant. It also happens where ARVs are not available, where new mothers feed their babies breast milk, or where blood for transfusions is not always screened. How Are Children Different? Children's immune... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...breast-feed your baby if you are HIV positive. Since there is a 25 to 50 percent chance that a baby can be infected through breast milk, guidelines strongly encourage HIV positive mothers to use baby formula. "My son took really quickly to... Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...affecting up to 1 in 5 people with AIDS. It often occurs together with thrush. Symptoms include chest pain, nausea and pain when swallowing. The esophagus may become partly blocked by coatings and spots that build up. In rare cases, bad ulcers... Read more »
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Could I have infected myself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...licking her nipples while I was masturbating. My bare penis came into contact with what was either saliva or my worst fear is breast milk. I read Dr. Bob's archives and he said no risk to person with exact same exposure but Dr. Lee says... Read more »

Infectiveness of breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how infective breast milk is to an adult Is it as infected as blood. Should one worry if they came in contact with breast milk orally of an infected individual. Read more »

any babies infected by breast milk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk? 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 »