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Can You Get AIDS From Biting

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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 who have AIDS worker. when she was sitting on chair, my dog bit her ankle. then blood came out. few day ago, my aunt came to visited me. it was the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...my worker?" Nope!"Can my dog get AIDS from my worker?" Nope!Your fears are completely unwarranted. HIV is not spread via dog bites and dogs cannot contract "Human" Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Now let me ask you a question. What's up with Cujo?... Read more »

I'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me... Read more »

Getting AIDS from Insect bites???

My friend and I were discussing whether or not you could contract AIDS or HIV from pubic lice or... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS Advocates Stage Protest Following Death of HIV-Positive Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Biting Prison Guard

...the yard of retired Superior Court Judge John Mariano, who in 1990 sentenced inmate Gregory Smith to 25 years in prison for biting Camden County Sheriff's Officer Albert Waddington. According to Waddington's testimony, Smith -- who had been... 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

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll commissioned Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...these are not true. Myths About "Catching" HIV Many people believed that HIV and AIDS could be transmitted by a mosquito bite, by sharing a drinking glass with someone with AIDS, by being around someone with AIDS who was coughing, by hugging... Read more »
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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 »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status Read more »

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 »

HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
... Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood Read more »