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Mosquito transmission

Jun 2, 2013

Hi, I clapped a mosquito which sucked blood from my colleague just few seconds before, now I'm scared that the mosquito might sting me when I did the clap. I know that mosquito cannot transmit HIV but in my case it happened very fast, my colleague status is unknown but assuming that he's HIV+, what is my chance of transmission ? Thanks

Response from Dr. Wohl

The risk is zero. There is the concept of inoculum in infectious diseases. This is the amount of a germ necessary to lead to infection. For HIV the inoculum is relatively high. Small amounts of virus does not lead to infection.

There is no risk here at all.


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