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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Mosquitoes

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

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 »

Mosquitoes & HIV

...Hi Doc,Can HIV be transmitted through mosquitoes?? There seem to be plenty in my locality these... Read more »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 0.59% of Vietnamese Fishery Workers Are HIV-Positive, Prevalence Could Rise by 2013, Survey Says

...lacked sufficient knowledge about HIV. About 14.4% of survey respondents mistakenly believed HIV could be transmitted through mosquitoes or sharing tools; about 6.4% believed that hugging or kissing could transmit the virus; and about 15.8%... 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 »
Connect With Others

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 »

Non-Progressors? I don't give a flying fuck!!!

Posted by ScotCharles, 4 Replies
...The Body promoters who include this POC in their latest newsletter. I couldn't give a rotten rat's ass for a non-progressor. HIV will kill all of us either with nerve or mitochondrial disease caused by the virus or the meds. I have had HIV for... Read more »

Necesito Explicaciones Medicas Sobre VIH

Posted by romantico, 2 Replies
...sangre. incluso seca y que es mas resistente de lo que se pensaba, ademas nadie ha comprobado si se transmite por picaduras de mosquitos o pulgas, que seria lo mismo que las agujas infectadas. Algun medico o experto podria explicar mas estas... 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 »