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Breast milk/Discharge
« on: August 26, 2022, 06:15:34 am »
Hello everyone. 1-2 months ago ı had protected sex with someone sexually active. And while ı was sucking her nipple something sour came to my mouth. I couldnt be sure and kept going and same thing happened. I spit it and wash my mouth. İ didnt have actively bleeding wounds but had a couple damaged area inside the mouth. I read that breast milk/ discharge can spread hiv and now ı am kinda scared. What is my risk from this contact?

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Re: Breast milk/Discharge
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2022, 06:34:52 am »
Hiya,

The entire mechanics of breastfeeding and HIV transmission means at its peak for an infant via oral digestion with their underdeveloped immune system and developing tissue, the odds of acquiring HIV is about 0.00064 per litre of breast milk ingested.

However, your HIV risk from this was zero.

As mentioned, breast milk & discharge would only be a minute HIV concern if you were a breastfeeding infant and drank a large volume. You, however, are an adult, not an infant, neither are you consuming large volumes, so you had zero HIV risk from this activity, and after 40+ years, no adult has ever acquired HIV this way, and you will be the world's first.

As for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. Unless this obvious issue happens, there is no reason to be stressing about HIV from intercourse or the need for testing outside of the yearly routine.

Move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse, out of routine test yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STIs.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier acquired STIs.So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Breast milk/Discharge
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2022, 06:52:01 am »
Thank u for ur detailed reply. I also spoke with lady and told my concerns. She told me that she had unprotected sex 45-50 days before we had sex. And she performed fingerprick test after 2 weeks this contact happened and turn back negative. That means she didnt have hiv before but for her last sex the time is not enough for accurate result. I asked her to perform blood vein test and she agreed. Would 50 days test result accurate for her last unprotected sex? I wanna learn your opinion about this situation😀

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Re: Breast milk/Discharge
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2022, 08:18:05 am »
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She told me that she had unprotected sex 45-50 days before we had sex. And she performed fingerprick test after 2 weeks this contact happened and turn back negative. That means she didnt have hiv before but for her last sex the time is not enough for accurate result.

100% irrelevant and doesn't mean she isn't living with HIV.

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I asked her to perform blood vein test and she agreed. Would 50 days test result accurate for her last unprotected sex?

Nonsense. She can't test and find out your HIV status for you. If what you posted here was true, then you had no HIV exposure, no testing needed outside of routine, and move on with your life.

If you are not telling me the full story like you had condomless intercourse, my answer would be that to know your HIV status you must test. Nobody can test for you, and the reasons for that include but are not limited to the window period, people lie, and lack of direct unrestricted access to their test results.

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I wanna learn your opinion about this situation

Asked and answered already.

I wish you well; however, I am unwilling to pretend what you posted was exposure or requires HIV testing, as it would be a disservice to you and the wider community to entertain this irrational fear. Entertaining HIV testing is needed over what you posted here from an HIV point of view would just add to the misinformation already out there.

You had no HIV exposure from what you posted here, move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse, out of routine test yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STIs.
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Re: Breast milk/Discharge
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2022, 04:39:25 pm »
Hello again. I did STD testing and Hepatitis B surface antigen come back active. İ didnt have sex with anyone and ı just kissed couple girls and one time i kiss a stripper and ı had unbleeding cut inside my lip. I have vaccine from childhood and ı have antibodies against hepatitis B. I dont understand how this happened or something wrong with test. İf u have any information pls let me know. Also this result gives me anxiety about possible HIV exposure from that cut in my lip.

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Re: Breast milk/Discharge
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2022, 04:52:10 pm »
HBV is 50 to 100 times more infectious than HIV, and what you posted was zero HIV risk. 

Work with your doctor to confirm the HBV infection and, if confirmed, get treatment to manage it, but be warned it will lead to a ban if you come back with more irrational nonsense about HIV kissing, cuts or breastmilk. 

You can find some basic information on HBV here: https://www.hepmag.com/basics/hepatitis-b-basics

« Last Edit: September 08, 2022, 05:17:35 pm by Jim Allen »
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