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Can You Contract HIV From Biting

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HIV risk from dog bite same as needle stick?

This question is a bit strange but it makes sence. Can a person get HIV from a dogs bite after it bite an HIV+ person the day before? I have a puppy, just got him 6 months ago. He loves to teeth and sometimes he gets a little wild and teeths on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a chunk out of an HIVer the day before. HIV does not survive outside the human body. So enjoy Baby Cujo and teach him not to bite before he grows up to be the size of Chewbacca and chews your bacca off!You can read more about HIV transmission in... Read more »

Urgent: Dog bit my aunt after biting my AIDS worker

Dear Dr. Bob, hello, i have one dog bit my aunt. before he bit my aunt,he was biting my worker... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Government Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

...know HIV can be spread mother-to-child and more than 35 percent of young people think HIV can be contracted through mosquito bites. One quarter of youth believe sharing a meal with an HIV/AIDS patient can transmit the virus. Fewer than ten... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? Can HIV be transmitted by kissing? Can HIV be transmitted by human bite? Can HIV be transmitted by being scratched? Can HIV be transmitted by being spit on by an HIV-infected person?... Read more »
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan lawmakers,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Knowledge and Awareness of HIV/AIDS Remain Low in China, Survey Finds

...with someone living with HIV/AIDS. In addition, more than 48% of respondents thought they could contract HIV from a mosquito bite. AFP/ Yahoo! News reports that in recent years China has scaled up its HIV/AIDS awareness campaign and in February... Read more »
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Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratched on them and are fine now. Now I am concerned because my doctor missed those marks the first time I went to her when the bite was fresh. I would like to mention here that those marks are extremely small and you really have to watch very... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Rash on penis and feet and low fever. These symptoms occurred 8 weeks after exposure. I know that my chance of contracting HIV is low after reading through this forum. Could these symptoms be from any other STD's? Appreciate your input. Read more »

question about bites

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got bit by a random person the other night out of nowhere. It was in a bar and it drew blood. I have no idea if this person is infected but what are the chances of infection? Infection of any disease for that matter? Read more »

Love Bites and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can sucking on skin to produce Love Bites transmit HIV? Can the skin break by merely sucking hard on them? Read more »