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Risks Of Contracting HIV From Breast Milk

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Possible HIV contraction through Breast milk?

Madam, Good evening!I had nude massage from a lady 2 months back. I didn't had any sex but she applied cream to her breasts and asked me to suck her breasts. I feel she was lactating as I could feel something watery in my mouth. She ended up...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe only fluid from breast that can infect someone is mother's breast milk and it has to be taken in with a large volume. This is why it is a risk for newborns and breast feeding and why we do not recommend breast feeding for HIV positive... 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... Read more »

HIV transmission risks of breast milk during sex play

Dear Doc,I am quite confused by the fact that different expert has different opinion on the risk of... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Children Risk HIV Infection Through Contaminated Instruments, Breast Milk at Hospitals in South African Province, Study Says

Blood-stained medical instruments and "mix-ups" with breastmilk in some public hospitals in South Africa's Free State province are increasing the risk that children might contract HIV in the health care setting, according to a study presented at a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women With HIV Who Breastfeed Exclusively Longer Than Four Months Have Lower Risk of Transmitting Virus to Infants, Study Shows

"The amount of HIV in an infected mother's breast milk spikes when weaning begins, according to a study published [Wednesday] in Science Translational Medicine," Nature reports. "The findings are likely to add urgency to efforts to ensure that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Could Be Best for Blocking HIV

New research suggests that an unidentified component of breast milk appears to kill HIV particles and HIV-infected cells, as well as to block transmission of the virus in mice with humanized immune systems. Among babies born to HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil: Latin American Breast Milk Banks Catch on Worldwide

Brazil has a national network of 192 breast milk banks that can treat milk from HIV-positive mothers, allowing them to safely breastfeed their infants without the risk of infection. The country is now sharing its technology with banks across Latin... Read more »
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any babies infected by breast milk?

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

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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 a bottle of her breast milk and I feed it to the baby and the milk gets on a cut of mine or the... Read more »

Nipple sucking breast milk

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi Forum,

I am worried about something that happened last night. I sucked a strippers breast and a bit of fluid came out of her nipple which i tasted. It tasted kindof sour. We didn't do anything else.

Now today im searching the net and i see breast... 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 HIV/Aids.... Read more »