Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Should I Get Tested After Mosquitoes Bit Me

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Connect With Others

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 »

Test Results Tomorrow, A bit Scared

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello. I am picking up post 6 month test results tomorrow. I am a bit scared because I clearly remember having very unusual symptoms more than 6 months ago. Following a low risk exposure, within the next week, about 5 days to be exact, I got a... Read more »

need to test out a bit longer.!

Posted by mike_7801, 2 Replies
what is this ??
http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Q223172.html

http://ehealthforum.com/health/indeterminate-elisa-and-a-poz-combo-duo-t344924.html

The same question at two places .. and his exposure was a year ago.. still getting inconclusive... Read more »

a bit worried even after 6 months

Posted by ME2, 4 Replies
I have tested negative 4 times in 6 months but had just about
all the HIV text book systems from week 3 to week 10.
Now just white tongue at times and minor acne.
Thing is I have not had much acne in 20 years.
Anyone know what per cent people... Read more »

A little bit more of sense on these sites. But...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
These testing guidelines make a little more sense... However they don't give 100% accuracy neither...
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/infect/hiv/tests.html

http://www.hivtest.org/subindex.cfm?FuseAction=FAQ Read more »
Ask the Experts

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

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Here we go again, the ultimate QTND (question that never dies) rises to life once again! (See below.) Just to anticipate other questions about mosquitos with inept flying skills, let's set the record straight. Whether the mosquito flies into... Read more »

$100 question! (MOSQUITO, 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! I went into a public restroom, and sat on the toilet (i'm female) without a seat cover. as i got up i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Absolutely no risk whatsoever! See below.Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). Dr. BobI will add an additional $40 to my original "QTND with a Twist..."Apr 18, 2009 Please... Read more »

HIV Transmission (MOSQUITOS, 2011)

Recently I've been wondering about the transmission of HIV and Mosquito. Can HIV be transmitted through a Mosquito that has been squashed with blood remaining?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,And the most famous QTND (question that never dies) arises once again! See below.Dr. BobEye as a mode of transmission? (MOSQUITOS, 2010) Jul 10, 2010Hi Dr. Frascino,I hope you're doing well! I think you're AWESOME!It's summer and... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This Won't Hurt a Bit; Researchers Are Developing Painless Alternatives to Needles

U.S. researchers are working on developing new technologies that allow patients to receive injectable medicines without needle sticks -- reducing the chance of spreading blood-borne diseases like HIV or hepatitis C and eliminating the need for... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Yams and Mosquito Nets on Nigeria's "Sesame Street"

Since its US debut 40 years ago, the children's educational TV program "Sesame Street" has spread to more than 140 nations. Next month, a version of the show, renamed "Sesame Square," and customized to speak to location-specific issues, will debut... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With Yams, Mosquito Nets: Nigeria Adapts "Sesame Street"

"Sesame Street," the legendary children's educational TV series, is making its debut in Nigeria. "Sesame Square" will air twice weekly on the country's national public broadcasting outlet, the Nigerian Television Authority. While "Sesame Square"... Read more »