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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 (pubic lice,... Read more »

Insect bites

I've read a lot of articles about possible transmission from insect bites. Most of them seem... Read more »

Spider or insect bites and HIV

My boyfriend who is HIV Pos feels that he is being bitten by some sort of insect, possibly a small... Read more »
Articles
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV-Related Risks:

How Common Are STDs? STD Prevention and Treatment Bacterial STDs Viral STDs Parasitic STDs STDs Transmitted by Other Means Sequellae of STDs (Possible Complications) STDs and HIV STDs Increase Risk for HIV How HIV Impacts... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Older Persons’ Exclusion From Sexually Transmitted Disease Risk-Reduction Clinical Trials

On Monday, Zimbabwean Minister of Health David Parirenyatwa called on HIV/AIDS patients to buy their medicines only from registered pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. Drug shortages linked to the country's economic crisis have resulted in AIDS... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Sexually-Transmitted Infections for HIV-Positive People

STDs (sexually transmitted disease) that cause ulcerations (sores on the skin, including on or inside the genitals, mouth, or rectum) can dramatically increase the risk of picking up HIV, due to the fact that ulcers and open sores provide an easy... Read more »
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Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex? Read more »

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 »

question about bites

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I got bit by a random person the other night out of nowhere. It was in a bar and it drew blood. I have no idea if this person is infected but what are the chances of infection? Infection of any disease for that matter? 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 »