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Can you catch AIDS from a mosquito bite?

  1. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 5 years ago

    Can you catch AIDS from a mosquito bite?

    Talk about sharing needles! If you share a mosquito with someone ill with AIDS, can you catch the disease?

  2. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    No you can't. HIV does not multiply and cant survive in a Mosquito. So the HIV could not be transmitted even if the Mosquito bites a person with the HIV infection.

    1. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I sincerely hope you're right about current and all future strains of the virus. Thanks for your answer.

  3. Mahmo profile image61
    Mahmoposted 5 years ago

    I do agree with the reply of Alphadogg16 .Actually if we can catch AIDS from a mosquito bite millions of people could have caught the disease.

    1. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I tend to agree with you, but what if the mechanism for transfer is only a small percentage effective? Mosquitoes, of course, transfer other pathogens more effectively.

    2. Mahmo profile image61
      Mahmoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right, the possibility may exists under certain conditions unknown to us at the time being .If that happened on a large scale, it will be a real disaster to the whole world.

  4. kj force profile image71
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    I worked in a Clinic years ago with patients of AIDS..Great question  what a way to get the info/ education regarding HIV Aids to the public..
    The mosquito injects it's saliva before taking in the blood of the
    " victim "...Because HIV does not multiply, nor survive in the mosquito, it will not ‘leak’ into any of the body fluids and will only stay in the blood meal and in the digestive channel of the mosquito. Hence, HIV cannot be transmitted though mosquito bites from one person to the next, even if a mosquito bites a person with HIV infection. Thanks for asking....

    1. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A virus that does not multiply? Then how do we ever get more of it?

    2. kj force profile image71
      kj forceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It DOES NOT MULTIPLY IN the MOSQUITO..AS the insect's system is INCAPABLE of allowing the HIV virus to survive...it can only survive in the human system ...

    3. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very nice. Thanks! Genetically engineered? wink

  5. kyawnaing profile image52
    kyawnaingposted 5 years ago

    I can't yet , but it can be You know AIDS also one of infectious disease

 
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