Can Animal And Insect Bites Transmit Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infected people do not have constantly high levels of HIV in their blood streams. Second, insect mouth 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 resting place to digest the blood meal. Can I get HIV while playing sports? There are no...
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Insect like bite marks

Firstly i would like 2thank u for ur guidance, my very first lab results after starting with treatment came out impressive. My Cd4 went from 251 to 400 and my viral load is undetectable in 3 months. I quite often wake up with bite marks that seem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Skin lesions like you describe would not usually be due to HIV or Atripla (after 3 months of tolerating well without problems). You do sound like you are off to a good start overall. KH 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 white spider where many lived in a vine that covered his house and we removed. The bites are always on the back of the neck, leaves very small raised...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
It has been my experience that many HIV + persons have paradoxically pronounced responses to many types of insect/spider bites. I would advice evaluation by a dermatologist to better pin down the diagnosis and therefore treatment options. KH Read more »

I think I have HIV due to insect bite reactions

HiI visited Thailand over 4 weeks ago. I had sex and mostly used a condom but one time I inserted my penis without in the heat of the moment. Some of the girls there really don't seem to be educated on the need for protection.I'm not blaming her at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your assessment and assumption "in the meantime" that you are HIV positive simply because you've noted "exaggerated reaction to insect bites"! If you are concerned about your insect bite reactions, see a dermatologist. I very strongly doubt you... Read more »

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 »
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...Routes of Transmission Mother to Child Transmission Ways in Which HIV Is NOT Transmitted Insect Bites Casual Contact/Sharing Food or Dishes Donating Blood Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs ... Read more »
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