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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...considered risky because it does not include contact with blood or other infectious body fluids. Examples of casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll in a study, I won't be allowed to leave it if I don't like it." The reality: You are...
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bed bug bites and HIV. Please concern.

Dr., Here is my situation. I had gone to visit couple of my friends who lives in a different state. I stayed at my friends place for two nights. I know this guy used to go around a lot in the college, he used to tell me that he has slept with...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV from bed bugs or any other insects. Read more »

Is a pimple/bug bite hermetically sealed?

2 logical questions doc,If a drop of infected blood were to fall on a non-bleeding pimple and/or a minor insect bite scab would there be a chance of transmission?Do scabs and closed pimples offer the same protection as the epidermis against...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,"Two logical questions." The same logical answer. HIV cannot penetrate intact skin. A closed pimple or scabbed insect bite would not be considered an HIV risk.You're welcome.Dr. Bob Read more »

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 »

Mosquito bites

I'm HIV+ on the Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir combo. Recently when bitten by mosquitos I suffer from extra large inflamation, extreme itching and bumps that last for a week or more, and ache in the area of the bite. Used to be a mosquito bite would heal...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I have had numerous HIV+ patients over the years develop exaggerated responses to insect bites (mosquitos=the state bird in Minnesota in the summer). The immune dysregulation in HIV+ patients (often with high gamma globulin Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...is not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person... Read more »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...is not spread easily. You can only get HIV if you get infected blood or sexual fluids into your system. You can't get it from mosquito bites, coughing or sneezing, sharing household items, or swimming in the same pool as someone with HIV. Some... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...used by an HIV-positive person Kissing (between people with no significant dental problems) Sharing exercise equipment Bug bites Read more »
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Lymph Nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...rapid test on Monday, which was neg. Today, I felt a little bump behind my neck (which doesn't hurt)same size as a moskito bite, but with now itching. During the weekend I had a case of diahrrea which I could stop with Immodium A-D, I have been... Read more »

pls. help

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...either from blood or sperm exchange. There are many recorded cases that one got infection from a dentist's instruments and even mosquito bites. YOU are NOT the ONLY woman in my life. I have my past girl friends and they are ALL healthy and doing... Read more »

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 »

Strange stuff in my mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...recently, and some very loose bowel movements. Also, some red itchy things on my skin, forehead and arms mostly, that raise up like mosquito bites and go away in a few minutes. Also, I have had some swollen nodes in my groin, and armpits, but... Read more »