|Aids and Fleas
Nov 8, 2010
Hello Dr.Bob I have a question a bit strange but it really happened to me: I have a nasty habit of biting my nails. The other day I killed a flea to a dog that belongs to my neighbour (she has Aids), and soon realized I was gnawing on the nail with which I had killed the flea (so, it would have some blood). There is the possibility of AIDS transmission in this case? Please answer me, I'm so scared about that...thanks
| Response from Dr. Frascino
HIV transmission via a squished and then ingested dog flea from a positively charged neighbor's pooch?
No, of course not. Frevinsakes! (Dogs can't get HIV/AIDS and fleas can't transmit the virus.) (See below.)
Pubic lice and HIV transmission Nov 3, 2010
Doctor If I get pubic lice from HIV positive partner...would that put me into a risk of getting HIV since scrabs feed themselves with blood? Would my blood stream get infected HIV blood through the scrab bite? Sorry. Its odd. All the best
Response from Dr. Frascino
Nope! Pubic lice, bedbugs, mosquitoes and all other biting or blood-sucking creepy crawlers do not transmit HIV/AIDS. Period. End of story.
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