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Do People Get HIV 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

Australia: HIV Myths Persist Despite Campaigns

...transmitted despite awareness campaigns over the years. Some young adults still believe the virus can be transmitted through mosquitoes, sharing cups, and hugging. More than half of participants thought HIV is transmitted through blood... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sudanese Government Launches HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign

...15-49 do not know HIV can be spread mother-to-child and more than 35 percent of young people think HIV can be contracted through mosquito bites. One quarter of youth believe sharing a meal with an HIV/AIDS patient can transmit the virus. Fewer... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infected blood was exchanged due to bleeding gums or sores in the mouth. Because of this remote risk, it is recommended that individuals who are HIV-infected avoid deep, open-mouth "French" kissing with a non-infected partner, as there is a... 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 Read more »

You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... Thirdly, there must be a person susceptible for infection. HIV transmission only takes place from one human to another. Mosquitoes, for instance cannot become infected with HIV and pass it on to humans. Finally, a sufficient amount of HIV... 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 »

My new policy

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...IF ANYONE COMES INTO THIS FORUM AND COMPLAINS ABOUT GETTING HIV FROM A KISS OR LAP DANCE OR 20 SECONDS OF LOW RISK SEX I AM GOING TO GO BALLISTIC ON THEM. Read more »