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Hi there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
Before addressing your question, I would just like to say that who you have a sexual encounter with (regardless of age, gender, occupation, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc) does not matter, rather the activities you engage in determine the risk of HIV transmission (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse).
Firstly, I assume you are referring to breast milk when you say a drop came out from her nipple, but even it happened to be bloody discharge, this only presents a negligible risk, that is if she was HIV+ in the first place. This means that although we may theoretically make a case for possible transmission, there has never been a case of HIV+ fluids being transmitted this way before. In order for HIV to be transmitted there needs to be direct access into the blood stream (e.g. vagina, anus, point of needle injection – and the mouth is not considered direct access into the bloodstream), in addition to an activity (e.g. unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse, needle sharing) and a bodily fluid (e.g. blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk).
Although breast milk may contain the HIV virus, there is no way for it to enter a person’s bloodstream through the mouth. The only time when ingesting breast milk becomes a risk is for newly born infants. Moreover, not only was the fluid of such a small quantity, but human saliva actually contains an enzyme which kills the HIV virus. The incident you described does not put you at high risk of contracting HIV and therefore does not necessarily warrant HIV testing. However, given that you are sexually active, regular testing for HIV and other STI's is always good idea.
Hopefully you find this information helpful.
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