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I live where there is 1) a ton of gay guys and 2) a ton of mosquitoes. can i get aids from a mosquito bite?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

There has been no proven transmission of the HIV virus via mosquito bite. Hiv doesn't live in mosquitoes.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Steven Machtinger answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Mosquitoes can transfer malaria from one human to another but i know of no cases of hiv/aids transmitted by this vector. That should be reassuring because both malaria & HIV are endemic to the same areas of tropical africa. Anyone else have information on this terrorfying scenario?

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Dr. Edward Goldberg answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

Hiv cannot be transmitted through a mosquito bite.

Answered Jul 5, 2012

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