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Risks Of Contracting AIDS From Mosquito Bite

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Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has been abitter debate between us. He won't let go. I need an expert's answer to settle this, once and for all. Please, give me some peace of mind?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives!! Apr 18, 2009 So I have read that you cannot get HIV from a mosquito bite, but here's a NEW question, unlike your usual insect bite q&a. I was at the park for a bday party, amosquito landed on my bare leg and I smacked my hand on top of... Read more »

bed bugs blood... (BEDBUGS, 2011)

Noticing that there is a strong distinctive odor when I've killed a few. I wonder if there is a... Read more »

Eye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010)

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...Devin T. Robinson X, National AIDS Awareness Poets The craziest myth I ever heard about HIV is that you can get it from mosquito bites.    Joe Hammoud, Youth Coalition , Beirut, Lebanon The weirdest myth I've heard about... Read more »
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symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Rash on penis and feet and low fever. These symptoms occurred 8 weeks after exposure. I know that my chance of contracting HIV is low after reading through this forum. Could these symptoms be from any other STD's? Appreciate your input. Read more »

can someone else tell what you think?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...experiencing UTI's and baterial infections(vaginitis), and I had this purple pus filled pimple on my side that itched like a bug bite but I know it wasn't. My tongue has a white coating at the back of my throat that looks like cauliflower... 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 »

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 »