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HIV and Fleas

I was wondering if HIV can be transferred from humans to pets through fleas?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Answer = Absolutely not!Bugs can't and don't transmit HIV.Hope this helps!Erik... Read more »

Flea Bites?

Recently diagnosed HIV+. On meds. My home is infested with fleas and I am being bitten constantly from knees to feet. We've tried everything to rid our home of these pests without success. Should I worry about the effect of bites on my already...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
There's no known excessive ill effects of fleas on persons with HIV infection. This statement is probably especially true, given that your on medications.I'd certainly advise you to do whatever you can to rid the home of the fleas, if for... Read more »

infections from fleas

can aids or hepatitis be tranfered from flea bites?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No.... Read more »

Aids and Fleas

Hello Dr.BobI have a question a bit strange but it really happened to me:I have a nasty habit of biting my nails. The other day I killed a flea to a dog that belongs to my neighbour (she has Aids), and soon realized I was gnawing on the nail with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,HIV transmission via a squished and then ingested dog flea from a positively charged neighbor's pooch?No, of course not. Frevinsakes! (Dogs can't get HIV/AIDS and fleas can't transmit the virus.) (See below.)Dr. BobPubic lice and... Read more »
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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 »

the clock is ticking the test is coming

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
about 18-15 dayz left.
i dont know how exactly to do it, i just come in to the hospital and ask them to check me?!

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Closet dwellers. What makes us tick?

Posted by Hi_Im_Jason, 2 Replies
Thanks to all the people that read and responded to my post. It gives me great comfort to know that this is a place I can express myself and get constructive feedback. The forum is also a place I can come to when I want to belong!

Whether we spend... 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 »