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Probability Of Getting HIV From Mosquito Bite

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AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

... The Bottom Line How Do You Get Infected With HIV? The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (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 people talk about "shared body fluids" being risky for HIV, but no documented cases of HIV have been...
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Eye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010)

Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and as expected, I'm sure you'll be overwhelmed with mosquito related questions; so I apologize in advance.Most of the mosquito transmission questions in your archives...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...emphatic statements that mosquitoes do not transmit HIV! The key word in the first sentence is "insufficient!" It states if a mosquito bites an HIVer and then bites an HIV-negative person, there would be "insufficient," (as in "not enough"), HIV... Read more »

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 »

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. They are as big as a dime and puffy. In years past, mosquitoes didn't like me much and seemed to leave me alone. I'm a 46-year-old man -- probably...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I don't know why your mosquito bites are bigger this year -- you've obviously had HIV infection for a long time, and I know of no association between bites and AIDS. Read more »
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... AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs... Read more »
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Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

...bleach is in contact with what's being cleaned for at least 2 minutes. This is different from the usual guidelines for killing HIV. The Hepatitis viruses are hardier than HIV, and therefore more difficult to destroy. It has not been proven that... Read more »
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Whats going on?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...condoms didnt work or whatever. I weent to the doctor on early january and he said my groin nodes where probably swollen from bug bites i had in december that i went to the tropics, but man they lasted over 2 nmonths for stupd bug bites. I know i... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Tested Postive 9/4 - scared and confused

Posted by sacinsc, 8 Replies
...was the phone call during my lunch break at the school I am substituting at where my doctor in Washington DC tells me that my HIV test came back positive. Last week after the initial shock day, I think I dealt fairly well. I went back to... Read more »

blister on big toe

Posted by worriedbutwell, 1 Reply
...top of my left big toe. i quickly popped it and a clear liquid released. however, it hasn't healed yet and looks like a big mosquito bite. doesn't hurt or anything, just won't go away. my sexual habits in the past have not been so great. i... Read more »