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Scratching Mosquito Bite On Hiv Infected Person

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...mosquitoes. Lack of such outbreaks, despite intense efforts to detect them, supports the conclusion that HIV is not transmitted by insects. The results of experiments and observations of insect biting behavior indicate that when an insect bites a person, it does not inject its own or a previously bitten person's or animal's blood into the next person bitten. Rather, it injects saliva, which acts as a lubricant so the insect can feed...
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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 »

HIV AIds? (NEEDLESTICK AT A RAVE, 2010) (URBAN LEGENDS, 2010)

Hey Dr Bob,Im 16 and went to my first rave. I was dancing with my friend and we were about to leave and i felt a like a pinch or a prick in my side. I got out of the crowd and told my friends. they saw no evidence of anything like a prick mark or...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...it wouldn't be a neat little pin-prick sized hole like they give you at the doctors, would it? It probably was just something scratching at me as I went passed, but then paranoia kicks in, as usual that train is never late!Response from Dr.... Read more »

$100 QTND- I came to the point where I don't want to wake up in the morning-

If a person who is HIV+ open mouth kisses someone AND has a big cut on their lip, can this contract HIV to the Negative HIV person.I can't eat, sleep or even work, I don't want to wake up in the morning. I kissed this HIV+ gay man (I am a woman) for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello "Stacy,"Strangely enough you and Manny (see below) both have worries about kissing an HIV+ gay man with a cut on the lip. You both have a tongue piercing and you both have oral herpes. My, my, my, what a shocking coincidence, 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 »
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...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... Read more »
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Bumps on arms

Posted by anonworried, 2 Replies
...months I got a few bumps on my arms and I'm a little worried. They all started as little colorless bumps kind of like a tiny mosquito bite. A little itchy, and when scratched the skin kind of gets a darker color and scabs up. But the small... Read more »

HIV related rash.......Too worried....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...button,etc .They do not exist in cluster, just 1 small itchy bump at 1 place,the bump is itch slightly and will become large mosquito bite if I scratch them, they will become slightly swell to about 10-20mm sometimes,exactly look like mosquito... Read more »

Quick Question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...either. My question is, if some infected bodily fluids were to get on this cut (or whatever it is), could I get infected with HIV? Also, anyone have any idea of how long bodily fluids remain infectious out in the open? The reason I ask this is... Read more »

Encouragement and Hope for all!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that you all have an incredibly fantastic chance of NOT having HIV! Last year I was a regular poster on this board, I have had literally every symptom known to exist to make one suspect HIV... Read more »