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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. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

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?

In brief: Not likely

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?
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
I have a question....what does a "ton of gay guys" have to do with anything. Actually there are more heterosexuals with HIV than homosexuals. Sounds like this person has more issues than just a concern for their health. Nonetheless, Dr. Machtinger's answer is correct. I am just not a fan of "gay bashing" even though I, myself, am not gay.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thanks, Dr Mutnick. Sounds more like homophobia to me but your point is well taken.
Dr. Edward Goldberg
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Hiv cannot be transmitted through a mosquito bite.

In brief: No

Hiv cannot be transmitted through a mosquito bite.
Dr. Edward Goldberg
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Goldberg is absolutely correct. There have actually been studies showing that mosquitoes do not carry this virus and cannot transmit it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: No

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

In brief: No

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