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If a mosquito bites someone with a very active HIV infection and bites me immediatly after can I catch HIV that way?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely no!

Mosquito bites cannot transmit HIV infection.
This is a myth!

In brief: Absolutely no!

Mosquito bites cannot transmit HIV infection.
This is a myth!
Dr. Daniel Lee
Dr. Daniel Lee
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

This issue has been a concern since the onset of HIV ds.
Studies conducted by the cdc and elsewhere have shown no evidence of HIV transmission through mosquitoes/any other insects. Mosquito does not inject its own/a previously bitten person's blood into the next person; it injects saliva. Hiv lives only a short time inside insect & does not reproduce or survive in insects.

In brief: No

This issue has been a concern since the onset of HIV ds.
Studies conducted by the cdc and elsewhere have shown no evidence of HIV transmission through mosquitoes/any other insects. Mosquito does not inject its own/a previously bitten person's blood into the next person; it injects saliva. Hiv lives only a short time inside insect & does not reproduce or survive in insects.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not known.

Mosquitos are not known to be vectors for hiv, and this is very unlikely.

In brief: Not known.

Mosquitos are not known to be vectors for hiv, and this is very unlikely.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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