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Is It Possible To Get AIDS From Mosquitoes

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hiv from mosquito (MOSQUITO)

I am really worried about hiv from mosquito 1 how long the virus stay in mosquitoif mosquito blood falls on open cut or wound 2.if mosquito get entered into your stomach3.how long the virus in blood stay outside the bodyThanks and Regardssaveen...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Saveen,And once again the mosquito question rises up! The ultimate and original QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. BobMosquitoes & HIVJan 19, 2008 Hi Doc, Can HIV be transmitted through mosquitoes?? There seem to be plenty in... Read more »

transmittal thru mosquitos

I was wondering, if a mosquito can carry such diseases as malaria andencephalitis, is there a... Read more »

Mosquitoes & HIV

Hi Doc,Can HIV be transmitted through mosquitoes?? There seem to be plenty in my locality these... Read more »
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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 »
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HIV Itself Linked to Possible Heart Risk, Even Among Nonprogressors, Study Finds

There's something about having HIV in your body that may raise your risk for heart disease, say U.S. researchers in a large study published in the June 1 issue of the medical journal AIDS . The study found that this risk even appears to apply to... 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 »

newly infected could possibly have aids

Posted by johnjsteinbeck, 1 Reply
i was recently infected but belive i am an extremely fast progressor. after sero my immune system was basically nil. and it has slowly gotten better.

However i now have early symptomatic signs of hiv. I have recurrent bouts of angular cheiltis,... Read more »

possible to show symptoms BEFORE the 10 year mark?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm acutely aware that ON AVERAGE it takes HIV 10 years to progress to AIDS, usually at the onset of an 'AIDS-defining' illness. Have there been cases of very quick progression to AIDS (due to more maligant and mutated strains)? Are there any... Read more »

Going crazy over possible infection

Posted by insano, 3 Replies
I had an incident at a HIV testing clinic that has got me paranoid to whether or not I may have contracted the HIV virus. I had a finger-prick blood sample taken and tested with the Clearview HIV rapid test. The result came back negative but for... Read more »