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Is Mosquitoes Safe

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Ask the Experts

Hep C & Mosquito bites

Can Hepatitis C be spread by Mosquito bites ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Absolutely not.Enjoy the summer but still avoid mosquitoes which can carry other infections such as West Nile. Read more »

hiv from mosquito (MOSQUITO)

I am really worried about hiv from mosquito 1 how long the virus stay in mosquitoif mosquito blood... Read more »


Maybe it sounds silly, but I was taking a shower and hit a mosquito full of my blood. I was... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

...Sesame Workshop, which produces the show. In one episode, a yam-eating Muppet named Zobi encourages kids to sleep under mosquito nets, a critical matter in Africa, where malaria kills one child every 30 seconds. A yellow Muppet called Kami... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

...from four middle schools in China's capital. Two-thirds of secondary school students surveyed in Beijing did not know that mosquitoes do not transmit HIV, and half were unaware that proper use of condoms can reduce the risk of contracting AIDS,... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...hugging, using a toilet, drinking from the same glass, or the sneezing and coughing of an infected person)? Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Can I get HIV while playing sports? Has HIV been transmitted from body fluids placed in restaurant... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...question. Do rashes always appear with MANY little spots in a single spot, or can they be SINGLE little bumps that look like mosquito bites. I dont know if im getting mosquito bites all over or if it is a rash. They look like mosquito bites , so... Read more »

Update after first Doctor's visit

Posted by Blixer, 5 Replies
Thanks to everyone for your support here. It has been a blessing this first week. I just got back from my first visit with the HIV specialist. Basically it was... let's draw blood, check you over, send you on your way, and see you again in six... Read more »

LOW platelet and joint pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...and came negative. Always i had a safe sex. After then I was doing fine till 2005. In July 2005 I went to india and got a mosquitoes bite on my left upper thigh and shorly 2 weeks later i had ongiong diarrhea and treated by antibiotic. I also... Read more »