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Hi, 
What is the risk for me if I swallow and drink 1 or 2 drop of married women breastmilk. The HIV status of the women is unknown.
I done 25 HIV test at 3 month, 6 month and 9 month using ECLIA HIV 1/2 ag ab blood test, CMIA HIV 1/2 ag ab blood test, Aller determine HIV 1/2 ag ab test, HIV 1/2 antibodi rapid test. All nonreactive/ negative.
1. Is there any chance my result false negative?
2. HIV antibodi late be produce in my blood maybe 1 or 2 years after
3. Am I free from the virus
Tq...
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Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of being HIV positive due to drinking the breast milk of a woman of unknown HIV status, given that you have completed various HIV tests multiple times, over the course of many months.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation (see below). HIV transmission requires the transfer of a HIV positive fluid (such as breast milk), coupled with a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity that provides the virus with direct access to the bloodstream.

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In your situation, although there is the transfer of a fluid that is potentially HIV positive (breast milk) due to an activity that carries the risk of transmission, the transmission of HIV requires that the virus has direct access to the bloodstream. Given that you have no sores nor gingivitis (inflamed/bleeding gums), there has been no direct access to the bloodstream through this activity.

With regards to your testing questions, given the vast number of tests that you have completed under the time span that you have provided and in consideration of what was discussed above, it is extremely unlikely that you would be HIV positive. 4th generation tests, such as the ECLIA  and CMIA tests, are extremely accurate provided that you received the test after 6 weeks of exposure.(1) Provided that you did not engage in further actions that can be deemed High, Low, or Negligible Risk of HIV transmission, you can consider your multiple negative tests results as conclusive.

Recommendation: no need for further HIV testing with the scenario provided. Refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions.


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AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ryan


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