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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hiv from mosquito if it smashed on open eye if mosquito has hiv +blood inside gut? some dotors say hiv live upto 48 hours inside mosquito but most doctors say can tranmits by smashed mosquito any one slove this maths clearly?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Any risk is theoretical only; actual transmission has never been known to happen in this way. The ONLY way you ever might be at risk of HIV is through sex or shared needles with an infected partner. Disregard and do not worry about any other kinds of exposure.
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