ANSWERS: 10
  • No. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/qa32.htm
  • No, they say that they cant (at least they havent proven that they do)....If they could there would probably be ALOT more people that are HIV Positive
  • Technically I guess they could. HIV can be found in many bodily fluids but most notably blood. Since mosquitos suck the blood from humans, they can carry the blood with them which in turn would have them carry HIV. I dont know if they can transmit HIV this way as I dont think they inject blood into us, but anything is possible.
  • No. http://www.answerbag.com/a_view/1075675
  • HiV cannot go from the gut to the saliva in a mosquito, therefore, they cannot transmit it from person to person
  • no they dont , because when they bite they do not iject theier blod they ijects saliva and take bloods from the person
  • Seeing as HIV is human immunodefficiancy virus, I doubt it
  • Mosquitoes and other insects are responsible for a tremendous number of illnesses and deaths in the world. Malaria kills about two million people each year. Yellow fever, sleeping sickness, viral encephalitis, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are also common illnesses transmitted by bugs. However, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is not transmitted in this fashion. Early in the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a major concern was whether everyone would be at risk of infection through contact with mosquitoes or other insects. (In fact, a paper published some years ago alleged that this was occurring in an area in Florida.) Further analysis discredits the theory that bugs can spread the infection. If mosquitoes did indeed transmit HIV, there would be many outbreaks among people with no known risk factors for infection. Children and the elderly, people not likely to be exposed to HIV by sexual contact or intravenous drug use, would commonly be HIV-infected. This is what occurs with viral encephalitis, including infection with the West Nile virus. Everyone is at risk, not just those who have had unprotected sex, shared needles (for injecting drugs) or had another type of exposure known to transmit the virus. Even in theory, it would be very unlikely that HIV could be spread in such a fashion. With malaria and other insect-borne infections, the organisms survive and actually multiply in the insect. HIV, in contrast, does not survive outside the body for very long, and it does not replicate in insects. In addition, mosquitoes transmit malaria and other infections when they inject saliva into the victim. HIV does not get into the insect's saliva much at all, and mosquitoes do not inject blood into the victim. Furthermore, blood that remains on the bug's mouth or other body parts after it bites an AIDS victim also does not pose much risk, because the amount of blood present is very small, and the insect usually does not go directly from one feeding to another.
  • Watch out for malaria tho!!!
  • I do not believe it has yet been proven, however, with my experience, I would not doubt it. Mosquitoes are nasty blood suckers...blood can be loaded with many diseases. Mosquitoes are being researched for transmitting Lyme Disease and Co-infections.....and who knows what else? The CDC is not helpful one bit, I have found. There is a great deal the normal person does not know.......

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