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sucking boobs milk can get hiv,few drops of its had gone in mouth may be 2-5ml, i think it was 5 year back,please reply
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replied February 21st, 2011
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Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

Risk of HIV transmission is possible via breast milk. But it is less likely via just a few drops. Infection of HIV after exposure, needs a high Viral load to be present. And this is very less likely in the situation described here.

Also the chances of you being infected 5 years earlier and not having any kind of symptoms due to HIV is very less likely.

HIV is diagnosed based on the serological detection in the blood samples. It is not diagnosed on the basis of nonspecific signs and symptoms.

To relieve yoru anxiety and for a definitive diagnosis, you might consider getting screened with HIV test. This will help you get over the past exposure and move on ahead in your life.

A person after exposure to HIV can get tested as early as 4 weeks to 12 weeks with the ELISA for HIV antibody test. 90% of normal individuals who have HIV exposure, will seroconvert within 4-6 weeks. The sensitivity of the ELISA test is 99.9%.

I hope this helps.



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