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AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...infected with HIV, and later you might develop AIDS. You can get infected with HIV from anyone who's 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 virus by: having sex with an infected person; sharing a needle (shooting drugs) with someone...
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I hope this isnt a dumb question about breast milk

I recently went to a friends house and we ran in to a women breastfeeding we were holding the baby and some how when she passed the baby to me her breast milk got on my hand it was dripping. I have dryness around the nails and earlier I was wearing...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis viruses are usually transmitted through blood to blood exposure so I wouldn't be worried. Read more »

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 »

breast milk

what are the risks of transmission through small amount of breast milk?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Breast milk is known to be a vector for transmission among infants who breastfeed from an HIV infected woman. There is no evidence to support Read more »

Breast Milk Sucking

Hi , I suckeed the nipple / breast of a escorts girl for 2 minutes but did n't test any fluid/blood. Am I on risk of HIV infection.
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...not transmitted through sexual contact with a woman's breasts. The only way that HIV is transmitted through contact through breast milk is from a mother to her infant during breast feeding.HIV is sexually transmitted through vaginal, anal, and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Breast Milk Sharing Is a Trend Despite Government Warning

...mothers was not on the meeting agenda, it is a concern to FDA. On its website last week, FDA warned "against feeding your baby breast milk acquired directly from individuals or through the Internet" due to the risk of infectious diseases like... Read more »
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

Candidiasis (Thrush)

... What Is Thrush? Can It Be Prevented? How Is It Treated? Natural Therapies The Bottom Line What Is Thrush? Candidiasis is a common 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. 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 »

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 »

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 »