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Insects And Hiv

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insect and hiv

Ryan,I read that hiv is not transmitted by insects but what it does not specify is if you smash the insect on you and blood comes out, is that of danger since it is NOT my own or maybe it is, I have no idea and this is driving me crazy. I realize...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Please read my response to Mosquitoes. That answer explains why HIV is not transmitted via insects.RMK... Read more »

Spider or insect bites and HIV

My boyfriend who is HIV Pos feels that he is being bitten by some sort of insect, possibly a small... Read more »

I think I have HIV due to insect bite reactions

HiI visited Thailand over 4 weeks ago. I had sex and mostly used a condom but one time I inserted... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Youth Can Now Get Hi-Tech Sex Advice

BITE, the Barnsley Interactive Teenage Education project, will put touch-screen computer consoles that offer sexual health advice into area schools next week. Students will be able to test their knowledge of sexual health issues -- such as pregnancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

Introduction How HIV Is Transmitted HIV in the Environment Households Businesses and Other Settings Kissing Biting Saliva, Tears and Sweat Insects Effectiveness of Condoms Introduction Research has revealed a great deal of valuable... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alabama: Lawsuit Says HIV Inmate Facility Inadequate

A lawsuit contends that Alabama's Limestone Correctional Facility in Capshaw, where HIV-positive prisoners are held, does not provide adequate medical care. The suit, filed against the state by Miami attorney David Lipman, claims 12 HIV-positive... Read more »
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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 »

here's some interesting & good news!

Posted by Anonymous
August 22 2000

Insect's bite may hold key to Aids

THE painful bite of a tiny South-East Asian insect larva
known as a chigger could hold... 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 »

What is a break in the skin?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Do any of you know what people actually mean when they say things like "HIV can be transmitted through a break in teh skin?" I am wondering because I bite my nails and the skin around my nails. It's a bad habit. Anyway, the skin won't often... Read more »