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Why Cant Mosquitos Give You Hiv

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I accidentally ate a mosquito am I gonna get HIV?

I accidentally ate a mosquito, Could I get HIV if the mosquito previously bit a person infected with HIV?Thanks for you time Dr. Frascino, you are the best!
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from munching on mosquitoes is nonexistent. Not surprisingly, you're not the first person to wonder about this. In fact, mosquito questions were the very Read more »

hiv from mosquito (MOSQUITO)

I am really worried about hiv from mosquito 1 how long the virus stay in mosquitoif mosquito blood... Read more »

Is it true that a mosquito can carry HIV?

You said in one of your previous answers to the QTND that it is possible to contract HIV from a... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

One-Quarter of Canadians Believe HIV Can Be Transmitted Through Kissing, Mosquito Bites, Poll Says

...Approximately one in four Canadians believes HIV/AIDS can be transmitted through kissing and mosquito bites, indicating a "knowledge gap" in the general public regarding the disease, according to a recently released national poll Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China's Youngsters Think Mosquitoes Spread AIDS

...from four middle schools in China's capital. Two-thirds of secondary school students surveyed in Beijing did not know that mosquitoes do not transmit HIV, and half were unaware that proper use of condoms can reduce the risk of contracting AIDS,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: HIV Myths Persist Despite Campaigns

...transmitted despite awareness campaigns over the years. Some young adults still believe the virus can be transmitted through mosquitoes, sharing cups, and hugging. More than half of participants thought HIV is transmitted through blood... Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...from a needle that has been used by someone who is HIV positive. The myth: "HIV can be spread through tears, sweat, mosquitoes, pools, or casual contact." The reality: HIV can only be transmitted through infected blood, semen,... 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 Read more »

Bumps on arms

Posted by anonworried, 2 Replies
...months I got a few bumps on my arms and I'm a little worried. They all started as little colorless bumps kind of like a tiny mosquito bite. A little itchy, and when scratched the skin kind of gets a darker color and scabs up. But the small... Read more »

BUMPS on chest and NECK for 3 months-- PLZ HELP

Posted by finallyfindigout
...have to get off the internet but I'm totally freaking OUT!! Please let me know if any of you have any thoughts- thanks! tiny mosquito like pink bumps that itch and are raised above the skin... last for 1-3 days then disappear and a few more... Read more »

HIV

Posted by shadow1
...You can't get HIV from being sneezed or coughed or spit on by an infected person. You can't get HIV You can't get HIV from a mosquito, flea, or tick bite. You can't get HIV from general contact. Maybe this will help with the questions some of... Read more »