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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 »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh I know this is ridiculous. but I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn... Read more »

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?



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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 oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »

human bite

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):349-50. Related Articles, Links


HIV type 1 transmission by human bite.

Andreo SM, Barra LA, Costa LJ, Sucupira MC, Souza IE, Diaz RS.

Retrovirology Laboratory, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo,... Read more »
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Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has been abitter debate between us. He won't let go. I need an expert's answer to settle this, once and for all. Please, give me some peace of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The ultimate QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. Bob$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 2009)Apr 18, 2009 please i know qtnd, but i need to hear you tell me for my own story. I'm terribly worried and willing to offer $100 for your guidance!... Read more »

Mosquito Bites Are Much Bigger Since AIDS

I wonder if AIDS has anything to do with how big and puffy mosquito bites are on my body this year. They are as big as a dime and puffy. In years past, mosquitoes didn't like me much and seemed to leave me alone. I'm a 46-year-old man...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know why your mosquito bites are bigger this year -- you've obviously had HIV infection for a long time, and I know of no association between bites and AIDS. Maybe the mosquitoes are meaner this year.... Read more »

mosquito bites... - JB

doc, what if a mosquito bites and suck blood to an hiv+ person and suck again to other hiv- person beside him. what are the chances for the hiv- person?? will he also be in great risk?? Concern. john ...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
John, mosquitos have been carefully studied as a means of HIV transmission and there is absolutely no evidence that it has ever happened.... Read more »

allergy to mosquito bites

A number of HIV infected individuals, including me, have developed a reaction to mosquito bites where much swelling occurs, e.g. my entire forearm will swell if bitten there. It can be quite painfull. I wear repellent but would like to know how to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Living in Minnesota where mosquitos are the state bird, I have been impressed how often HIV+ patients have severe reactions to insect bites. It may have something to do with the high gamma globulin levels (antibody) typically seen with HIV... Read more »
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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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

AIDS advocates on Thursday chanted and staged a mock funeral at the home of a retired judge to protest the 1990 sentencing of an HIV-positive inmate, who died in prison in November 2003, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. About 75 people from... Read more »