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Can AIDS Be Transmitted Through Mosquitoes

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I accidentally ate a mosquito am I gonna get HIV?

I accidentally ate a mosquito, Could I get HIV if the mosquito previously bit a person infected with HIV?Thanks for you time Dr. Frascino, you are the best!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...rises up! The ultimate and original QTND (question that never dies). See below. Dr. Bob Mosquitoes & HIV Jan 19, 2008 Hi Doc, Can HIV be transmitted through mosquitoes?? There seem to be plenty in my locality these days. Some of them are really... Read more »

hiv from mosquito (MOSQUITO)

I am really worried about hiv from mosquito 1 how long the virus stay in mosquitoif mosquito blood... Read more »

Is it true that a mosquito can carry HIV?

You said in one of your previous answers to the QTND that it is possible to contract HIV from a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

...from four middle schools in China's capital. Two-thirds of secondary school students surveyed in Beijing did not know that mosquitoes do not transmit HIV, and half were unaware that proper use of condoms can reduce the risk of contracting AIDS,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...Most of these are not true. Myths About "Catching" HIV Many people believed that HIV and AIDS could be transmitted by a mosquito bite, by sharing a drinking glass with someone with AIDS, by being around someone with AIDS who was coughing, by... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disbelief in AIDS Hampers Prevention Efforts in Mali

...Reasons for disbelief were related to the perceived lack of AIDS cases in China, the inability of the virus to be transmitted by mosquitoes and confusion about mother-to-child transmission." The scientists noted that highly educated Malians were... Read more »
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mosquito bites??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard mosquitoes can't transmit hiv, and I hope its true. Because I was definitely bitten by the same one as an hiv+ person. We were in a small Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Thirdly, there must be a person susceptible for infection. HIV transmission only takes place from one human to another. Mosquitoes, for instance cannot become infected with HIV and pass it on to humans. Finally, a sufficient amount of HIV... Read more »

Does HIV show up in a gynecological test??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...results or does the lab person have to be specifically looking for it? About a week ago I have developed a rash, like little mosquito bites. Although I think it could be psychological (because I started reading about AIDS and symptoms about 2... Read more »