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Can You Contract AIDS From Mosquitoes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

China's young people are grossly unaware of how HIV is spread, with many mistakenly believing that people can contract the disease from mosquito bites, according to a survey published Thursday. The study was conducted earlier this year by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Yams, Mosquito Nets: Nigeria Adapts "Sesame Street"

"Sesame Street," the legendary children's educational TV series, is making its debut in Nigeria. "Sesame Square" will air twice weekly on the country's national public broadcasting outlet, the Nigerian Television Authority. While "Sesame Square"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Yams and Mosquito Nets on Nigeria's "Sesame Street"

Since its US debut 40 years ago, the children's educational TV program "Sesame Street" has spread to more than 140 nations. Next month, a version of the show, renamed "Sesame Square," and customized to speak to location-specific issues, will debut... Read more »
Ask the Experts

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 mosquito but the chance is the same as Britney Spears becoming a nun. As I just spotted her coming out of a church I thought this is now a bigger risk so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Howard,The chances of Britney Spears coming out of a church? I'd say the chances are zero, zilch, nada, null, nothing, bupkis! Are you sure it was Britney and not Sarah Palin?Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV Mosquitos

Hello, whoever is answering this question.. I'm 14 years old and have a LOT of worries.. So I have two questions!! Here's the first: Can you get HIV from swallowing a mosquito that sucked blood from a person who has it? (I swallowed some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Lisa,First off, let me assure you that you cannot contract HIV from mosquitoes not be getting bitten by them nor by biting (and swallowing) them!!! Next, no, I haven't read "It Happened to Nancy" yet, but I'm glad you did.... Read more »

HIV Transmission (MOSQUITOS, 2011)

Recently I've been wondering about the transmission of HIV and Mosquito. Can HIV be transmitted through a Mosquito that has been squashed with blood remaining?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,And the most famous QTND (question that never dies) arises once again! See below.Dr. BobEye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010) Jul 10, 2010Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has been abitter debate between us. He won't let go. I need an expert's answer to settle this, once and for all. Please, give me some peace of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The ultimate QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. Bob$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 2009)Apr 18, 2009 please i know qtnd, but i need to hear you tell me for my own story. I'm terribly worried and willing to offer $100 for your guidance!... 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 »

Contracting HIV/AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
If a person has AIDS and affected another person, will that other person have AIDS or will he/she be HIV+?

Me and my ex-boyfriend broke up about 2 years ago. I haven't spoken to him since we broke up. 2 weeks ago, he contacts me and we've been... Read more »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning of last year and now he ha HIV. When I asked him about how he got this he told me... Read more »

Chances of contracting

Posted by giambi25, 1 Reply
If you sleep with somebody(unprotected vaginal) who is hiv+ what are the chance of becoming pos? Also what does oral thrush look like?

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