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Mosquitos And Hiv

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Mosquitoes & HIV

Hi Doc,Can HIV be transmitted through mosquitoes?? There seem to be plenty in my locality these days. Some of them are really big - in fact, when I squash them then my hands are stained with blood. Is there even a remote possibility that we can get...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...programs suck (and not in a good way).5.All of the above.OK Mr. or Ms. Clueless, one last time: Yes, HIV can be transmitted via mosquitoes! However, in order for this to occur you'll need to find one who is HIV positive and large enough to have... Read more »

I accidentally ate a mosquito am I gonna get HIV?

I accidentally ate a mosquito, Could I get HIV if the mosquito previously bit a person infected... Read more »

Mosquitoes and HIV

Dear Brooks, I understand from my husband that mosquitoes can spread HIV from an infected HIV... Read more »
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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

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV Myths Persist Despite Campaigns

...transmitted despite awareness campaigns over the years. Some young adults still believe the virus can be transmitted through mosquitoes, sharing cups, and hugging. More than half of participants thought HIV is transmitted through blood... 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 »
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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 Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...You can't get HIV from being sneezed or coughed or spit on by an infected person. You can't get HIV You can't get HIV from a mosquito, flea, or tick bite. You can't get HIV from general contact. Maybe this will help with the questions some of... 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 »

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 »