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Mosquitoes Could I HAVE AIDS

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Ask the Experts

can mosquitoes spread AIDS?

through mosquitos aids can be transfered?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
There is no evidence that this can happen. Read more »

AIDS and mosquitoes

why is AIDS not spread through a mosquito bite? Read more »

Mosquito Bites Are Much Bigger Since AIDS

I wonder if AIDS has anything to do with how big and puffy mosquito bites are on my body this year.... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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 »
American Association for World Health

Fact Sheet: Talking to Youth About HIV/AIDS

...into your blood. Don't mix your blood with anyone else's to become "blood brothers or sisters." You cannot get AIDS from a mosquito or any other insect. The virus that causes AIDS can't live inside bugs. Many different types of people are... Read more »
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Tested NEG but still WORRIED WELLsss..PLS HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...lower arms too. These 1mm bumps will be slightly itchy and if I scratch them, they would swell slightly to appear totally like a mosquito bite of about 10-15mm diameter. Usually after 1 hour, the itch and bump would subside and leave with... 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 Read more »

Does HIV show up in a gynecological test??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...results or does the lab person have to be specifically looking for it? About a week ago I have developed a rash, like little mosquito bites. Although I think it could be psychological (because I started reading about AIDS and symptoms about 2... Read more »

SCARY STUFF!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...poured over the virus did not disactivate it...Or that a doctor from the Pasteur institute showed that HIV spreading through mosquitoes was unlikely but by no means impossible because insects carry the virus in their DNA....etc.... All these... Read more »