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Do People Get AIDS From Mosquito Bite

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AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings back up their fear. Most of these stories had to do with how easy it was to get infected with HIV. 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 hugging or kissing someone with AIDS, and so on. See Fact Sheet 150 for current information on...
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Hiv infection!!!!!!!!

can HIV infection take place if the hiv infected blood from the squashed bed bug comes in direct contact with the penis?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because that could be quite painful and bruise the delicate components of your home entertainment center (so to speak). The HIV-acquisition risk from smashing blood-filled bugs on your blood-filled Mr. Happy is nonexistent, just as it is when you... Read more »

Frequent bite by dog between HIV & non HIV persons

Hello, i read you response about another instance where a dog bit an infected person and then a non infected person. However, I am pretty sure the time gap between our bites was less. My main question is, how long before if I am infected will it...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV is not transmitted via dog bites, even if the dog is Cujo and he bites multiple folks one right after the other. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. Read more »

HIV infection

So, rather than ask the question can you get aids from bed bugs, I prefer to ask, can you get aids from being exposed to infected blood from a bed bug. Its not the feeding process that I am concerned about, but rather exposure.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...bug comes in direct contact with the penis? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, Squashed, mashed or sauted in a nice olive oil, bed bugs do not transmit HIV. Period. (See below.) Dr. Bob bed bugs and hiv (BED BUGS, 2008) Oct 6, 2008 CAN BED BUGS... Read more »

bed bugs and hiv (BED BUGS, 2008)

Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Another QTND (question that never dies) and ATNC (answer that never changes).See below.Dr. BobBed bugs and transmissionAug 11, 2008 We have a serious bed bug infestation problem in Vancouver Canada. Bed bugs feast on blood. Can Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...Health and Population report. Misconceptions included the belief that HIV can be transmitted through shaking hands, hugging and mosquito bites, as well as sharing drinking glasses and plates. Discrimination also has been reported in hospitals,... Read more »
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i know im infected i don't believe my tests.

Posted by roma2010, 4 Replies
...i also had some problems with my skin i had a couple of places in both hands were my skin would raise up looked kinda like a mosquito bite but in the morning the were gone just leaving a scar i still get those but really small ones but now my... 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 room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...risky behaviors such as * Sharing drug needles or syringes * Having sexual contact, including oral, with an infected person without using a condom * Having sexual contact with someone whose HIV status is unknown Infected blood HIV... Read more »

New ways of transmission between partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...between people who sleep together of a number of diseases. Hepatitis B seems like a perfect disease for this bug to pick up from a person and pass to the partner by biting before its hybernation period in the night. Hepatitis C might fit this as... Read more »