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Thrush In Breastfeeding Mothers

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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 opportunistic infection in people with HIV. It is an infection caused by a common type of yeast
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Woo Hoo - Thank You

Dear DoctorYou replied to my message on November 9 regarding my concerns about a possible exposure. You may recall I was concerned about transmission to my Wife and then on to my breast-fed baby.After speaking to my general practitioner, I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...didn't happen.Foolishly and selfishly, I had unprotected sex with my Wife a couple of weeks later several times. My Wife was breast feeding our 14 month old child at the time.About two weeks ago, the baby completely stopped breast feeding in... Read more »

Consumed with fear for my whole family - what have I done?

Dear DoctorAround 7 weeks ago, I had unprotected oral sex with a strange woman (reciprocated). She was a sex worker. I was very drunk, there is a possibility that there was unprotected vaginal sex for a very short period (like 1 minute). We went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,1. Nope.2. HIV-antibody tests taken before the three-month mark are not considered to be conclusive. Consequently, I'd advise waiting until then.3. "Symptoms" are very unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Consequently, I... Read more »

mother diagnosed with full blown aids breast feeding infant

My cousin died in September of 2000 she never knew she was infected, all along she was breast feeding her child one day she fell sick and was diagnosed with full blown aids in July and passed away in September of the same year my question is what...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...The child that was breast fed is at risk for HIV infection and should be tested for HIV; JLS. Read more »


Dear Doctor,Could I breast fed my baby. I'm on triple regimen (3TC, AZT & NVP)since last two years. I also continued with the ART throughout pregnancy and did C section while giving birth, how far is the chance of my baby getting infected?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV to your baby is less than 1% if your viral load is undetectable; if you have access to baby formula, I would encourage you to use formula feeding for your baby.JLS. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two-Year Morbidity-Mortality and Alternatives to Prolonged Breast-Feeding Among Children Born to HIV-Infected Mothers in Cote d'Ivoire

...researchers concluded that breastmilk substitutes and short-term breast-feeding can be safe interventions aimed at preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission in urban African settings where adequate nutritional counseling and care, access to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Benefits of Breast-Feeding Might Outweigh Risk of Vertical HIV Transmission in Developing Countries, Studies Say

...the New York Times , three studies conducted in Africa found that HIV-negative infants who were breast-fed by HIV-positive mothers from birth up to age six months had increased rates of severe diarrhea that resulted in hospitalization or death... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Dilemma of Breast Feeding

...Introduction Preventing MTCT Is a Global Priority A Tale of Two Worlds Review of MTCT Landmark Infant Feeding Study Exclusive Breast Feeding Guide Ten Steps to Successful Breast Feeding Infant Feeding Attitudes at a Large Antenatal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Intervention to Promote Exclusive Breast-Feeding for the First Six Months of Life in a High HIV Prevalence Area

...intervals. Cumulative exclusive breast-feeding rates from birth were assessed using Kaplan-Meier analysis, and the association with maternal and infant variables was quantified via Cox regression analysis. A total of 1,219 infants of HIV-negative... Read more »
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causes for thrush?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...have tested negative for HIV twice in the last 6 months but am not sure if the tests were accurate as I continue to have oral thrush. I know it's thrush because I keep scraping it off and it grows right back, also it looks like all the pictures... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello Every morning when I wake up I have white patches on the tip of my tounge. Im not sure wheather its geo tounge or thrush. As the day goes on it wears away after eating and drinking. It leaves red irritated areas where it was, and is always... Read more »

Thrush on bum?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have been feeling some discomfort this week in my bum area which could be thrush I think. I was wondering whether thrush appearing there might be a sign that I have HIV? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Does anyone have information about Thrush and asthma inhalers Read more »