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Hi Dr. I am very worried. We recently went to a strip club and a friend bought me a dance. So, I sucked on the stripper's nipple and tasted something very salty...I am worried that I could pickup HIV like this...I did have a small sore in my mucous membrane but it was 90 %healed over.
Can I get HIV like this? what are my chances?

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replied May 31st, 2010
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned if you could pick up HIV from sucking on stripper's nipple with a small sore in your mucous membrane though it was 90% healed at the time of exposure.
The most common reason for nipple discharge if not pregnant, is due to fondling or sucking of the breasts as well as irritation from clothing while being active. Drugs and hormone supplements are known to produce nipple discharge spontaneously and pituitary tumors can produce a milky nipple discharge. And if person is HIV positive, breast fluid is known to contain the virus. There is theoretical chance of being infected with HIV in your case if the virus reaches the bloodstream from your mouth sore when the breast fluid comes in contact with oral mucosa. But the actual chance is very little but the only definitive way to find out is HIV testing. The standard antibody test for HIV can be taken at 3 months because that is usually the time taken by the human body to form antibodies against the HIV. Fourth generation tests can detect the infection earlier though they are not routinely offered.
You can consult your physician for further help and diagnosis as the same cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.

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