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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 »

"hiv transmission" from mosquitos

My friend who is HIV positive and myself slept side by side in a room where lot of mosquitoes were... Read more »

hiv from flies and insects carrying blood stains

I was standing on the street where lots of flies and other insecte were around and were touching an... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse Carry Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Finds

Sexual activities other than intercourse carry some risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recently in the journal Obstetrics and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Thousands of Civil Servants Carry AIDS Virus

Thailand's campaign to reduce new HIV infections among young people has been showcased during World AIDS Day events in the country this week. "Most new infections are detected among people aged between 19 and 29," said Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong,... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Health Official Urges Women to Carry Condoms to Prevent HIV Transmission

Malaysian Deputy Health Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad during the 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Saturday urged women in the country to carry condoms to protect themselves against HIV transmission, the AP/Google.com reports. Ahmad... 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 »

I got Carried away?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey friends,
I need some serious advice.
I was drunk last night and i went with a girl whom i knew since last year but then i was away for my studies to London and came back lack month and called this girl whom i met last year through soem of my... Read more »

1:10,000 risk

Posted by kicker, 1 Reply
Here is a short list of things that also carry a 1:10,000 risk just so people can put things into perspective.

Being killed by lightening that hit someone else

A newly built dam having a total collapse

Having serious complications from taking birth... Read more »

Kissing a Risk for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,
Last night I French kissed a sex worker, stripper actually, several times and now I am scared to death that I may carry HIV home to my wife and kids. Should I tell? Should I test for HIV in 12 weeks. This is all that happened, but I... Read more »