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Can Mosquitoes Transmit The AIDS Virus

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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
...Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from munching on mosquitoes is nonexistent. Not surprisingly, you're not the first person to wonder about this. In fact, mosquito questions were the very 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...AIDS who was coughing, by hugging or kissing someone with AIDS, and so on. See Fact Sheet 150 for current information on how HIV is transmitted. Transmission can only occur if someone is exposed to blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother's milk... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...myth: "Viral load tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." The reality: Viral load measures the amount of HIV in a person's blood. Many studies have shown that people with high viral loads are much more likely to become ill... 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 for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... 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 »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...However, the risk is much much lower than that of vaginal or anal intercourse. THE PRINCIPLES OF HIV TRANSMISSION Transmission of HIV is dependant on a number of conditions being fulfilled. Understanding these conditions gives a better... Read more »