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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 room and there was only one mosquito in there and it bit both of us within about 1 minute. I am scared,... Read more »

Biting Stripper

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Oh I know this is ridiculous. but I can't shake it. So I hpe to get an answer from someone with real HIV knowledge. Is there any way to get infected from a bite, this stripper was giving me a lap dance, and then she friggin bit me pretty damn... Read more »

HIV from biting

Posted by Anonymous
Hi, I have a question. Am I at risk from biting someone? It was just a playful bite, not hard or vicious, but I accidentally bit a little too hard and a drop or two of blood oozed out. Could a few remnants of blood remained on my teeth and infected... Read more »

Biting and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok... I know the sensible thing to do if you have any concerns about HIV is to get tested but I am not sure if I am over reacting or if I have cause for concern... I was kissing a guy whos HIV status I am unaware of and I bit his lip and I believe a... Read more »

bug bites

Posted by alive2, 3 Replies
i was out on the 4th, only in yard.(close to park, i can see fireworks from yard). as i was sitting and pounding a few beers, (yeah, i know)i was virually eatin alive by misquitoes. its not a surprise to me getting bit by the critters, or how many... Read more »
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HIV INFECTED PERSON BODY REACTION TO MOSQUITO BITE

HIPLZ EASE MY MIND COZ I M ON THE VERGE OF RUNNING AWAY FROM HOME FROM FEAR OF BEIN POSITIVE.I AM FEMALE, HAVE HAD UNPROTECTED ANAL SEX BUT WITHOUT EJACULATION WITH UNKNOWN STATUS GUY.2 QUESTIONS AND I BEG U TO ANSWER ME COZ THERE S NO ONE ELSE ON...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The per episode probability risk of HIV transmission for receptive penile-anal sex is estimated to be between 0.1% and 3%, if you know your partner is confirmed to be HIV-positive. In your case, these risk estimates would be lower, primarily... Read more »

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The ultimate QTND (question that never dies). See below.Dr. Bob$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 2009)Apr 18, 2009 please i know qtnd, but i need to hear you tell me for my own story. I'm terribly worried and willing to offer $100 for your guidance!... Read more »

Hep C & Mosquito bites

Can Hepatitis C be spread by Mosquito bites ?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Absolutely not.Enjoy the summer but still avoid mosquitoes which can carry other infections such as West Nile.... Read more »

Exaggerated Mosquito Bite

Exaggerated mosquito/insect bites seem to be a common complaint among HIV+ people. Is this just a coincidence, or just a common occurance that HIV+ people notice more, or is there a threshold of immunosuppression that might cause this? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
What I have observed in Minnesota (where the mosquito is the unofficial state bird) is that HIV+ persons often over react to insect bites. Though the reason is not well worked out it has been my sense that the dysregulation of the immune system... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Youth Can Now Get Hi-Tech Sex Advice

BITE, the Barnsley Interactive Teenage Education project, will put touch-screen computer consoles that offer sexual health advice into area schools next week. Students will be able to test their knowledge of sexual health issues -- such as pregnancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

China's young people are grossly unaware of how HIV is spread, with many mistakenly believing that people can contract the disease from mosquito bites, according to a survey published Thursday. The study was conducted earlier this year by the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion: "HIV 'Cure' at Risk From Budget Cuts"

"The automatic cuts in federal spending known as sequestration could take a bite out of crucial medical research, such as the recently unveiled study in which a toddler was cured of HIV. The National Institutes of Health, which co-funded the study,... Read more »
Housing Works

Blood, Sweat and Tears: An HIV Primer

Should a person who bites a cop and who has AIDS -- or who spits at a cop and who claims to have HIV -- face extra penalties because of his or her status? Two recent court decisions may relate to this issue. On Friday, the New York Court of... Read more »