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Can You Get AIDS Through Crushing Mosquitoes With HIV Blood

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Crushing Mosquito With HIV+ Blood?

Hello Dr. Frascino, This may sound really rediculous but my OCD (sorry I know you have to deal with so many ocd people) is beginning to take over again. I recently killed a mosquito but squashing it against my wall with a book. I then used Clorox...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Your OCD is OOC (out of control). The only way to contract HIV from a mosquito is to find one big enough to have unsafe sex with. Okay? See below.Dr. Bob<a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q213853.html">HIV... Read more »

hiv from mosquito (MOSQUITO)

I am really worried about hiv from mosquito 1 how long the virus stay in mosquitoif mosquito blood... Read more »

HIV by Mosquito

Dear Doctor,One night I went camping with my friends and one of them was positive..later in the... Read more »
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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 »
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

Swaziland: Disaster Declared in Crushing Drought

According to the World Food Program, Swaziland, which is in the third year of a major drought, has declared a state of national disaster and will require extensive food assistance at least until after next year's harvest. Malnutrition is... 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 »
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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 »

Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room?

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room? Read more »

blood-to-blood exposure?

Posted by paranoid_android, 2 Replies
Please help me,
A friend of mine volunteers and looks after AIDS orphans. She also French (deep) kisses lots of people on a frequent basis. She also chews her fingers until the point where they bleed slightly.
Yesterday she playfully wrestled me and I... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »