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Author Topic: Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?  (Read 1627 times)

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Offline vishal.singh

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Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?
« on: September 19, 2011, 09:16:04 AM »
Hi

The incident occurred 1 year back (Aug. 2010) and since then i have not gone through any test!
I had a sex with Lactating female (Prostitute - having 11 months old baby) and sucked the milk too.
During the intercourse the condom got burst as well which i realised after the ejaculation.
Please suggest, what are my chances of getting infected with HIV.

Symptoms:
1. Since last 2 months i have Dry Cough which as per my knowledge could be one of symptoms of HIV infection.
2. I have been treated with fungal infection (on my toes) 4 months back (in the month of march) which lasted for approximately 25 days and got cured after i started taking sedatives.
3. I have gastric/digestion Problems too (but it is since last 2/3 years, so m not sure if i can related the concern to this subject or not. This happens usually when i consume less water or on a business trip)

However i feel healthy, i take proper meal/diet, I do feel sweaty at times, and apart from the matters mentioned above no other health problems as such.


Regards,

Vishal
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 09:33:41 AM by vishal.singh »

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Re: Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 10:24:39 AM »
The risk regarding lactating milk from an HIV+ woman is only to an infant under 6 months of age. Prior to 6 months the infant's own immune system may not have kicked in. That's what makes the infant vulnerable.

There is no risk for an adult who sucks a nipple of an HIV+ lactating woman. You are worrying needlessly. The only confirmed risks sexually for the transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Use condoms consistently for those activities and you will be well protected.

Whatever is going on with you symptomatically has nothing to do with HIV. If your symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor.
Andy Velez

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Re: Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 10:27:06 AM »
Vishal,

Neither symptoms nor the lack of symptoms will ever tell you a single thing about your hiv status - ONLY testing will. For that reasons we do not discuss symptoms here.

Only tiny babies are at risk for hiv infection from breast milk.

The only risk you had was the unprotected intercourse which resulted from your condom break. However, this is very much on the lower end of the risk scale and I have yet to see the insertive partner end up positive over a condom break.

You need to test to clear up any doubt about your hiv status. A test any time will be conclusive for you. Your hiv status is nothing to guess about.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Offline vishal.singh

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Re: Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2011, 07:33:45 AM »
Ann and Andy,

Thanks a ton for your support, feedback and suggestions...i have got the test done and it has come out as negative. I have gone through Rapid tests, do i need to get the test done after 3/6 months again?
Love u guys for having this forum and giving people like us to share our concerns openly......i would have never gathered the courage on my own to get the test done....love you guys!
Regards,

Vishal


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Re: Does having milk from Lactating Women can pass on the HIV?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2011, 08:01:54 AM »
Vishal,

No, you do not need further testing over the condom break. As it happened over a year ago, your negative result is totally conclusive. The window period for hiv testing is three months following a risk.

I'm glad we helped you find the courage to test. Your hiv status is nothing to guess about!

Make sure you read through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you do not have any break on you in future. A correctly used condom rarely breaks.

One of the main causes of condom breakage is leaving an air-bubble in the tip, so make sure you always check for that when using them. Another big cause of condom breakage is not using enough lube, so always lube up!

Make sure you always use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will continue to avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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