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Mosquito Bite Scared To Death

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mosquito bite?

I found blood on my foot from a mosquito that died on my foot. My question is, can i get any type of hepatitis from that? I feel that I am being paranoid because everybody gets bit from mosquitos but i have never thought about it until now. I am...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Mosquitoes can transmit various infections like malaria and west nile virus. The infections vary depending on where you live. However, hepatitis viruses like hepatitis A, B, or C are not transmitted by mosquitos.I would not worry about any potential... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has... 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 »

so many symptoms, i am scared to death!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i went on holiday 7 months ago to the uk. one stupid, unfortunate night i got really drunk and had unprotected sex with a guy in northern ireland. as soon as i got back to n.america, i got an std test and pap done, but no blood test. i was clear... Read more »

Scared To Death Of Death

Posted by DaveyBoy, 6 Replies
Being HIV positive has its woes for sure. When I first found out I had HIV (early 90s), all I could think was poor me, I cannot deal with this, what can I do, what do I care to do? I got so depressed and confused. Things got worse and I wound up... Read more »

HIV -Scared to death

Posted by JVJ, 2 Replies
Dear Doc,
I had sex with an escort last night and I am scared to death. I wore condoms that she provided. She did an oral on me with condoms and we had protected sex. When she was on top of me I am scared that her fluid might be on my genitals where... Read more »