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Can Hiv Spread Through Mosquitos

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Stopping the Spread of HIV

How Do You Get Infected With HIV? How Can You Protect Yourself and Others? What If I've Been Exposed? Treatment as Prevention The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool...
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can mosquitoes spread AIDS?

through mosquitos aids can be transfered?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no evidence that this can happen.... Read more »

Mosquitoes and HIV

Dear Brooks, I understand from my husband that mosquitoes can spread HIV from an infected HIV person to a healthy person. Is that true?...
Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Response from Brooks Jackson, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
There has never been a reported case of this type of transmission. I think that it is extremely unlikely.BJ... Read more »

Transmission of HIV and Hepatitis through Blood from Mosquito.

Hi Dr. McGovern,Thanks for taking my questions. I tried to search in the forum for my scenario, but I can't find it. So, here goes my question.I knew that HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C cannot be spread through mosquito bite. However, this...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No I don't have any concerns about this at all.... Read more »

HIV infeced mosquito

Hi Dr. if the mosquto bites to an HIV infected person and it can sucked nere about one drop of blood after this the mosquto enters into my mouth and broken.now the HIV infected blood is present in my mouth then what will be the chancess of hiv...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
This has been a question that has been around since HIV was first discovered.The answer is that there is no evidence that HIV can be spread by mosquitoes.HIV cannot replicate (copy itself) inside insects, so it does not survive for long in them.Also... 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 »

Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »