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What Are The Odds Of Getting AIDS From Mosquito Bite

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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...
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. Maybe the mosquitoes are meaner this year.... Read more »

Mosquito bite

If mosquito bites me HIV+ woman, then bites my male negative friend will he get the virus. It has... Read more »

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... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Two- to Sixfold Decreased Odds of HIV Risk Behavior Associated With Use of Syringe Exchange

This community study of the San Jose, Calif. syringe exchange program (SEP) compared the HIV risk behavior of exchange clients with that of nonclients. The researchers followed a prospective cohort of 259 untreated injection drug users a mean of... Read more »
Project Inform

Odds and Ends

Benefits of Resistance Testing During Pregnancy The usefulness of resistance tests for HIV-positive pregnant women may outweigh their drawbacks. Resistance testing -- a way of measuring to which drugs a person's HIV is likely to be resistant -- is... Read more »
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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 »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »

ARE THE ODDS INCORRECT???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Most of the people, if not all resources, say the chances for getting HIV through insertive vaginal is 5/10000 right??? Well, half of 10000 is 5000, right??? So, realistically speaking, i dont think ANYBODYwould have unprotected sex with a poz or... Read more »

Odds?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Four weeks ago I had unprotected anal intercourse (I was receptive). His HIV status is unknown. Let's assume that he's positive though. I'm not going to go over all the stress I've been going through. The only so-called symptom that I've had has... Read more »