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Should PEP Medicine Be Started On Exposure To Breast Milk

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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV...
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Need help! Freaked out after potential exposure....started PEP btw 48 - 50hrs

I committed the stupidest act of my life! I'm a male and out of curiosity, I had sex with a female asian prostitute in a sex salon in Switzerland. We used a condom and in the last position, she was on top when I came. However, when she pulled...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Unprotected (or condom-failure) sex does put you at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. The CDC statistical risk estimate for acquiring HIV from unprotected insertive penile-vaginal sex with a partner confirmed to be HIV positive is... Read more »

So ansious, breast milk and external contac

Hi, Dr Bob, I have a big problem, a week ago we had a party with some friends, we hired two prostitutes for a show (this womens with HIV status not known), one of them dancing on my long time, only separated by the fabric of my underwear, we dont...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is negligible at best. Breast milk is certainly not a "high risk" in adults (but it can be in newborn infants who are breastfeeding). In addition you do not know the status of your Bouncing Bettys!... Read more »

Breast milk and lactation play

I am HIV+ and was diagnosed 2 years ago. Since then I was put on HAART and have been undetectable ever since.I have two children and have been lactating ever since they were born, when I was with my positive boyfriend breast milk play was part of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Suzi,You haven't found any specific information on the risk of HIV-transmission from breast milk coming into contact with to genital lesions because none exists? Exactly how would one design an ethical clinical trial to study this?... Read more »

Hiv prevention (PEP) (TREATMENT AFTER EXPOSURE)

Dear Rob,I recently had sex with a man i do not know, without my knowledge he removed the condom. I went to the Er and was prescribed Viread and combavir, will this lower my chances of contracting Hiv?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yes, PEP, if appropriately prescribed and taken, can decrease the chance of infection following an HIV exposure. PEP is most effective when started as soon as possible (and no later than 72 hours) after an exposure. I'll reprint some... Read more »
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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.

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Would someone know how many if any babies hiv infected by breast milk?

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I'm wondering if transmission is possible in this manner. I masturbated to a woman's exposed breasts. I noticed a small amount of breast milk had secreted from her breast. When I was finished, she took a towel, wiped her breast clean of the 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 »