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Getting AIDS From Biting

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Getting AIDS from Insect bites???

My friend and I were discussing whether or not you could contract AIDS or HIV from pubic lice or (Crabs)? She believes that lice live on blood , so there for bite humans to feed and make under the skin contact with the person that has them. so
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. In regard to pubic lice (and mosquitoes,ticks and other biting insects), they cannot transmit HIV for the followingreasons: HIV cannot live outside the human body for more than a few minutes. Read more »

I'm HIV+ and an infant bit my face, risky for the infant? (HUMAN BITE, 2010)

Hello Dr. Bob,Although I am well educated on HIV risk and transmission, a recent incident has me... Read more »

HIV risk from dog bite same as needle stick?

This question is a bit strange but it makes sence. Can a person get HIV from a dogs bite after it... Read more »
Articles
The Michigan Messenger

Michigan Lawmakers Decry Case Charging HIV-Positive Man With Terrorism for Biting

...tussle in October became an issue of terror when an HIV-positive man was charged with attempted bioterrorism for allegedly biting his neighbor while the two were fighting one another, the Michigan Messenger reports. Several Michigan lawmakers,... 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

...the yard of retired Superior Court Judge John Mariano, who in 1990 sentenced inmate Gregory Smith to 25 years in prison for biting Camden County Sheriff's Officer Albert Waddington. According to Waddington's testimony, Smith -- who had been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll commissioned Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...There have been other rare reports in the medical literature in which HIV appeared to have been transmitted by a human bite. Biting is not a common way of transmitting HIV, in fact, there are numerous reports of bites that did not result in HIV... Read more »
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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? Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status Read more »

Human Bite and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...scratched on them and are fine now. Now I am concerned because my doctor missed those marks the first time I went to her when the bite was fresh. I would like to mention here that those marks are extremely small and you really have to watch very... Read more »

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 Read more »