HIV infeced mosquito
Feb 18, 2011
Hi Dr. if the mosquto bites to an HIV infected person and it can sucked nere about one drop of blood after this the mosquto enters into my mouth and broken. now the HIV infected blood is present in my mouth then what will be the chancess of hiv infection?
Response from Dr. McGowan
This has been a question that has been around since HIV was first discovered.
The answer is that there is no evidence that HIV can be spread by mosquitoes.
HIV cannot replicate (copy itself) inside insects, so it does not survive for long in them.
Also after feeding a mosquito will not immediately go and bite another person, it has to digest its food first. and mosquitoes do not inject blood into people, only saliva which would not contain HIV.
So do not worry.
and stop eating mosquitoes!
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