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Do Mosquitos Carry Hiv Am I At Risk

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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 »

Can scabies mite carry hiv and make infection ?

Dear Doctor...Thanks for your time.Some 3 months back I met with a sex worker in INDIA/Bangalore.I... Read more »

Oops- forgot to add my mosquitoe question!

Sorry.............Amongst my myraid of questions I have just asked you about my disasterous... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...cases of HIV transmission from performing oral sex on a person infected with HIV. While no one knows exactly what the degree of risk is, evidence suggests that the risk is less than that of unprotected anal or vaginal sex. If the person... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...transfusions, accidents in health care settings or certain blood products (See below for detailed information about the actual level of risk for each mode of transmission) Mother to baby (before or during birth, or through breast milk) ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Disbelief in AIDS Hampers Prevention Efforts in Mali

...Reasons for disbelief were related to the perceived lack of AIDS cases in China, the inability of the virus to be transmitted by mosquitoes and confusion about mother-to-child transmission." The scientists noted that highly educated Malians were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About 0.59% of Vietnamese Fishery Workers Are HIV-Positive, Prevalence Could Rise by 2013, Survey Says

...or kissing could transmit the virus; and about 15.8% believed having unprotected sex with commercial sex workers carried no risk of contracting HIV. In addition, 17.3% of male fishery workers reported using condoms with commercial sex workers. Le... Read more »
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HIV

Posted by shadow1
...that this disease is spread. HIV is spread: 1. by having sex without a condom. Vaginal and anal sex carries a high risk. The risk of getting HIV from oral sex is low. 2. by sharing needles and/or syringes to inject drugs or steroids. 3. from... Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...and these young people may be putting themselves at great risk." The report dispels myths that the virus could be spread by mosquitoes and recommends that the U.S. not pursue mandatory testing or quarantines. Many are surprised that Koop, an... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

vaginal fluids/menstral cycle

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...in less than a minute, she also told me that the other girl was at the end of her period, but was wearing a tampon. Is this a risk for my so called girlfriend and myself, her and I have had sex sence then and I need to know if I should get... Read more »