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When An Insect Bites Someone With Hiv Can It Be Transmitted To Another Person

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Getting AIDS from Insect bites???

My friend and I were discussing whether or not you could contract AIDS or HIV from pubic lice or (Crabs)? She believes that lice live on blood , so there for bite humans to feed and make under the skin contact with the person that has them. so
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question. In regard to pubic lice (and mosquitoes,ticks and other biting insects), they cannot transmit HIV for the followingreasons: HIV cannot live outside the human body for more than a few minutes. Insects Read more »

houseflies, curious

Hi Doctor,I know that mosquitoes and biting insects don't spread HIV, but how about regular flies... Read more »

Insect bites

I've read a lot of articles about possible transmission from insect bites. Most of them seem to... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

...bites, HIV does not reproduce (and does not survive) in insects. Thus, even if the virus enters a mosquito or another sucking or biting insect, the insect does not become infected and cannot transmit HIV to the next human it feeds on or bites.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...parts retain only very small amounts of blood on their surfaces. Finally, scientists who study insects have determined that biting insects normally do not travel from one person to the next immediately after ingesting blood. Rather, they fly to a... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...casual contact include: social kissing, public venues (pools, theaters, bathrooms), sharing drinks or eating utensils, etc. Insect bites do not transmit HIV. Myths About Clinical Trials The myth: "Clinical trials are unsafe. If I enroll... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Transmission

...such as the sharing of food utensils, towels and bedding, swimming pools, telephones, or toilet seats. HIV is not spread by biting insects such as mosquitoes or bedbugs. Sexually Transmitted Infections People with a sexually transmitted... Read more »
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information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...such as the sharing of food utensils, towels and bedding, swimming pools, telephones, or toilet seats. HIV is not spread by biting insects such as mosquitoes or bedbugs. Sexually transmitted infections If you have a sexually transmitted... Read more »

Genital Herpes Question..

Posted by scared83, 1 Reply
...I know there aren't many Herpes infected people on this site but the forum description does say "and other STD's" so I'll take a shot... In December I had vaginal sex with 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 »

OK. Again, more info on the 3 month window period.

Posted by Anonymous
...The costs and benefits of waiting longer than threee months before testing or retesting at six months have to be weighed on an individual, case-by-case basis. 3. As a counselor who has counseled thousands of clients (in an actual clinic setting,... Read more »