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can breast milk cause aids?

hello,i have one doubt regarding transmission of hiv through breast milk. during tit sex,if breast milk contact with sperm is there any possible of acquiring aids?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
If I understand your question correctly, the contact occurred outside of the body was with breast milk and semen, the answer is this is not a risk. With the absence of open sores, or cuts this is one of the safest ways to keep one another from... Read more »

breast milk

what are the risks of transmission through small amount of breast milk?... Read more »

Drying up breast milk after delivery

Do you know the name of the drug that was given to women in the early 90's to dry up breast... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
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

FDA Cautions Against Using Secondhand Breast Milk

Health experts are warning about the potential dangers of breast milk-sharing. Nonprofit US breast milk banks reported $9 million in annual sales in 2010. Buyers include mothers who do not produce enough of their own milk to breastfeed, those with... Read more »
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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. Also does anyone know how long it would take for the virus to appear in... 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 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 »

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
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 »