A 32-year-old male asked:
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Is it possible for an adult to be infected with HIV through breast milk? I happened to ingest a few drops from a stripper. Please clarify

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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Extremely unlikely: The virus is not prevalent in breast milk and it is very difficult to become infected via the oral route. This is because it takes a pretty large amount of the virus gaining access to your bloodstream to become infected. Odds are she doesn't have HIV so i wouldn't fret but there are other stds and the hepatitis c virus is 100's of times more transmissible than HIV - still not likely by that route.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016
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