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What happens if a woman is exposed to hiv and given pep while breast feeding a baby who is 1year and a half?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Reduce risks to baby: If the exposure to HIV was real, and a doctor recommended post-exposure medication, health authorities recommend you don't feed the baby breast milk. You can pump and discard your milk if this is a short duration post-exposure treatment. Hopefully your doctor can help you decide that based on your clinical situation.

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