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Transmission from bugs or insects...
Nov 18, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob,

I know that you have answered questions about transmission from mosquiotos alot but I read an article stating that they can transit a number of dieases...This is the site that I read...http://www.mosquitoinfo.info/how-mosquitoes-carry-and-transmit-disease/. Could any type of bugs or insects transmit HIV or Hep. I broke out in pimples or irratations from something on my head, so it may have been lice ( although none were found in my head) or maybe some other insect. So basically, can any type of Insect or bug transmit HIV or Hepatitis..

Thanks in advance. :-)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

". . . Can any type of insect or bug transmit HIV or hepatitis . . . ." No, absolutely and unequivocally not. End of story! At least until the next person drags up this QTND (question that never dies) with its corresponding ATNC (answer that never changes). Or until someone finds an HIV positive bug large enough to have unsafe sex with!

Dr. Bob



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