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Can You Catch AIDS From Bug Bites

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bed bugs and hiv (BED BUGS, 2008)

CAN BED BUGS PASS HIV/AIDS?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes).See below.Dr. BobBed bugs and transmissionAug 11, 2008 We have a serious bed bug infestation problem in Vancouver Canada. Bed bugs feast on blood. Can bed bugs be... Read more »

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... Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Youth Can Now Get Hi-Tech Sex Advice

BITE, the Barnsley Interactive Teenage Education project, will put touch-screen computer consoles that offer sexual health advice into area schools next week. Students will be able to test their knowledge of sexual health issues -- such as pregnancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report: Number of Women With HIV/AIDS in China Catching Up With Men

The number of female HIV/AIDS patients in China is quickly catching up with that of men, Xinhua News Agency quoted a Ministry of Health report as saying Wednesday. Just ten years ago in China, the ratio of male HIV/AIDS patients to female was 5 to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ethiopians Know About AIDS, But Don't Think They'll Catch It: Study

Almost 98 percent of Ethiopians know about AIDS and HIV, but most people tend to think that their personal risk of infection is very low, the east African country's first behavioral study showed Wednesday. "Despite the high level of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
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bug bites

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
i was out on the 4th, only in yard.(close to park, i can see fireworks from yard). as i was sitting and pounding a few beers, (yeah, i know)i was virually eatin alive by misquitoes. its not a surprise to me getting bit by the critters, or how many... Read more »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh I know this is ridiculous. but I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn... Read more »

bug catcher and gift givers

Posted by smileforme, 5 Replies
Just wondering...recently saw on Joe Walsh's talk show...the issue of bug catcher's(people who actively seek hiv+ people to infect them) and bug catchers (people who are hiv+ and willingly infect bug catchers). I was shocked. Any opinions. This... Read more »

legal aid and bug-chaser

Posted by mandinka, 1 Reply
I am seeking legal aid and advise for my friend who is in jail and headed to prison. He had a fallout with his girlfriend and she accused him of transmitting the hiv virus to her even though she was already hiv positive. She was a known bug-chaser... Read more »