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HIV through breastfeeding


Is it possible to pass on the HIV virus from 2 feedings?



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV from breast feeding. If the HIV+ mother is breast feeding while not on antiviral therapy, this scenario is determined to be high risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission). The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the transmission equation. [1] Mother to child HIV transmission can occur through breastfeeding.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley