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Do People Catch AIDS From Mosquitoes

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HIV INFECTED PERSON BODY REACTION TO MOSQUITO BITE

HIPLZ EASE MY MIND COZ I M ON THE VERGE OF RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME FROM FEAR OF BEIN POSITIVE.I AM FEMALE, HAVE HAD UNPROTECTED ANAL SEX BUT WITHOUT EJACULATION WITH UNKNOWN STATUS GUY.2 QUESTIONS AND I BEG U TO ANSWER ME COZ THERE S NO ONE ELSE ON...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the window period. If you want to read more about risk statistics, see http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/insite?page-kb-07-02-02. The mosquito bite reaction is unrelated to HIV status. You needn't worry about that!One thing to worry about is your overall... 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 »

$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 »
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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...Most of 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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been transmitted from body fluids placed in restaurant... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some... Read more »
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Please Advise!

Posted by MelB, 1 Reply
...pinkie, which had blood mixed with water on it, it was literally just a drop, now I have no broken skin there, but I do have a mosquito bite close to it and an ingrown hair, do you think I have any reason to be going nuts right now? Or would you... Read more »

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 Read more »

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 »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...You can't get HIV from 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... Read more »