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Can You Contract HIV From Mosquito Bite

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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 mind?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...emphatic statements that mosquitoes do not transmit HIV! The key word in the first sentence is "insufficient!" It states if a mosquito bites an HIVer and then bites an HIV-negative person, there would be "insufficient," (as in "not enough"), HIV... Read more »

$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 2009)

please i know qtnd, but i need to hear you tell me for my own story. I'm terribly worried and... Read more »

Eye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and as expected, I'm... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...to work 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Government Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

...15-49 do not 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...Health and Population report. Misconceptions included the belief that HIV can be transmitted through shaking hands, hugging and mosquito bites, as well as sharing drinking glasses and plates. Discrimination also has been reported in hospitals,... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

pls. help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...either from blood or sperm exchange. There are many recorded cases that one got infection from a dentist's instruments and even mosquito bites. YOU are NOT the ONLY woman in my life. I have my past girl friends and they are ALL healthy and doing... Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...being sneezed or coughed or spit on by an infected person. You can't get HIV You can't get HIV from a mosquito, flea, or tick bite. You can't get HIV from general contact. Maybe this will help with the questions some of you have. The G-Man 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 »