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Probability Of Getting HIV From Breast Milk

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...infection, but they have some serious side effects. Fact Sheet 156 has more information on PEP. The Bottom Line HIV does not spread easily from person to person. To get infected with HIV, infected blood, sexual fluid, or mother's milk has to get into your body. HIV-infected pregnant women can pass the infection to their new babies. To decrease the risk of spreading HIV: Use condoms during sexual activity; Do not share drug injection...
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exposure to breast milk ( not in mouth)

Dear dr bob:I was at my bachelor party and went to mexico city and met this girl, she was 45, unknown HIV status but chances that she could be infected are high because she insisted so bad in having unprotected sex, which I totally refused. My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Paul,Mexico City can be one wild place! I was there a few weeks ago for the International AIDS Conference.Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. None of your three exposures would be considered significant. Your worries are... 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 »

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 »

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 »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infected, even if they don't look sick and even if they haven't tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people get the HIV... 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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

...transmitted from an infected person to another through: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen Vaginal secretions Breast milk Blood contains the highest concentration of the virus, followed by semen, followed by vaginal... Read more »
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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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Preschool Teacher and I was wondering, if a mother brought her child in and a bottle of her Breast Milk and I fed it to the baby and if the baby threw up on me or if the breast milk got into a cut of mine is this a risk for getting Read more »

i really need to know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...please help, i want to know if i can get aids from sleeping with a guy whom sleep with another girl who might have aids without him getting it. or is it impossible for him Read more »