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Do People Get AIDS From Mosquitoes

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Yams and Mosquito Nets on Nigeria's "Sesame Street"

Since its US debut 40 years ago, the children's educational TV program "Sesame Street" has spread to more than 140 nations. Next month, a version of the show, renamed "Sesame Square," and customized to speak to location-specific issues, will debut... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Mosquitoes

Can a person be infected with AIDS by mosquitoes that had contact with an AIDS victim's blood? If yes, how can we prevent ourselves from getting infected? If no, why don't researchers find out why it doesn't and then perhaps find a...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are several reasons why scientists believe that HIV cannot and is not spread by insects, like mosquitoes. 1) Epidemiology: there is no evidence that HIV has been spread by insects in areas where there is a high incidence of AIDS and large... Read more »

HIV infeced mosquito

Hi Dr. if the mosquto bites to an HIV infected person and it can sucked nere about one drop of blood after this the mosquto enters into my mouth and broken.now the HIV infected blood is present in my mouth then what will be the chancess of hiv...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
This has been a question that has been around since HIV was first discovered.The answer is that there is no evidence that HIV can be spread by mosquitoes.HIV cannot replicate (copy itself) inside insects, so it does not survive for long in them.Also... Read more »

I accidentally ate a mosquito am I gonna get HIV?

I accidentally ate a mosquito, Could I get HIV if the mosquito previously bit a person infected with HIV?Thanks for you time Dr. Frascino, you are the best!...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from munching on mosquitoes is nonexistent. Not surprisingly, you're not the first person to wonder about this. In fact, mosquito questions were the very first types of questions to gain QTND (questions that never... Read more »

HIV Transmission (MOSQUITOS, 2011)

Recently I've been wondering about the transmission of HIV and Mosquito. Can HIV be transmitted through a Mosquito that has been squashed with blood remaining?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,And the most famous QTND (question that never dies) arises once again! See below.Dr. BobEye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010) Jul 10, 2010Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and... 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 »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello,
I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear your honest portrayals of what life is like for you. I do not want to... Read more »

Looking for gay people with AIDS for documentary

Posted by Anonymous
Hello,
I am looking for people who are gay and have HIV/AIDS who would like to be part of a documentary. I am entering a video contest with the theme of "tolerance." I want to hear your honest portrayals of what life is like for you. I do not want to... Read more »

How many people have HIV / AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am curious to the number of people alive in the US with HIV / AIDS. On the CDC website it states that as of Deceober a total of about 770,000 cases had been reported. Then later on it states that about 400,000 people have died. Are those... Read more »