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In which circumstances? are you asking about transmission via breast milk?
Thank you for all the information,HIV can be transmitted through breast milk.So it is possible to get transmitted to adults as in infants.The risk would depend on the HIV status of the individual.I hope this information helps.If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.Please rate my answer excellent if you are satisfied with it.Regards.
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Sorry, but there are no studies of adults drinking HIV positive breast milk. That study would never pass any ethical review board since it would run the already well-known risk of HIV transmission. There is no reason whatsoever to believe that the rate of transmission would be any different for adults drinking HIV+ milk than it would for infants. However, there are no studies and won't ever be.
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If there had ever been such a study you would find it in Pub Med (I didn't find one). Any current study can be found at www.clinicaltrials.gov.
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It's true that babies don't have the developed immune system of an adult. However, the immune system of adults evolves by being exposed to specific elements, such as the HIV virus. The vast majority of adults have never been exposed, so would have no more resistance to HIV than an infant.
To be safe, I would never share milk with someone whose status I did not know for a fact. Buying milk online is just too much of a risk for me to take. Likewise, I would have to know the HIV status of a person I was personally drinking milk from. Anything else is just Russian roulette.