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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Mosquito Bite

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bed bug bites and HIV. Please concern.

Dr., Here is my situation. I had gone to visit couple of my friends who lives in a different state. I stayed at my friends place for two nights. I know this guy used to go around a lot in the college, he used to tell me that he has slept with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV from bed bugs or any other insects. Read more »

HIV Prevention

Dr. Bob,Do we really still need to tell people to use condoms or that HIV is not spread casual... Read more »

Spider or insect bites and HIV

My boyfriend who is HIV Pos feels that he is being bitten by some sort of insect, possibly a small... 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 commissioned Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Misconceptions "Still Cause AIDS Stigma" in China, Study Finds

...percent rated their personal risk for the disease at zero. Just as worrisome, 48 percent believed HIV could be transmitted by a mosquito bite, and 18 percent thought the virus could be spread through an infected person's cough or sneeze. About... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lack of HIV/AIDS Awareness Widespread in Singapore Despite Awareness Campaigns, Survey Finds

...reports. According to the survey, one-third of the 705 survey respondents said they believe HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites and kissing. More than half of the survey respondents also said they did not know HIV can be transmitted... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

St. Petersburg Times Examines National Campaign to Confront HIV/AIDS Stigma in Russia

...conducted in 10 regions of Russia by the foundation prior to the campaign, 70% of people believe that HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites, 56% of respondents believe that HIV can be acquired by kissing an HIV-positive person, 40%... 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 Read more »

New ways of transmission between partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...comitted to staying negative though I am more committed to my life with the man I love. With all of this talk in the news about bedbugs lately, I got curious and did some quick research. I found that these bedbugs prey exclusively on human blood... Read more »

Whats going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...condoms didnt work or whatever. I weent to the doctor on early january and he said my groin nodes where probably swollen from bug bites i had in december that i went to the tropics, but man they lasted over 2 nmonths for stupd bug bites. I know i... 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 »