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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bite

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Ask the Experts

MOSQUITO BITE

Maybe it sounds silly, but I was taking a shower and hit a mosquito full of my blood. I was wondering if it is possible if that mosquito bit someone else if it could give HIV to them? Maybe a bit far fetched, but still seems poassible to me...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
No, HIV cannot be transmitted by mosquitos.... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has... Read more »

Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

China's young people are grossly unaware of how HIV is spread, with many mistakenly believing that people can contract the disease from mosquito bites, according to a survey published Thursday. The study was conducted earlier this year by the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

AIDS advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... 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 room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am scared,... Read more »

HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them?



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Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »