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07 Dec 2004

Aids from mosquitoes
Can I get aids if I get bitten by a mosquito?
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Private, it has been a topic of discussion for a long time, but it isn’t a practical possibility because the mosquito will have to be HIV positive and that can’t happen. You have to remember that in the case of malaria, the mosquito swallows the infected person’s blood, becomes infected with malaria and secretes the parasite in its saliva when it bites you.
The theory of the virus being able to live on the outside of the mosquito’s proboscis doesn’t hold water either because it will rub off when the mosquito bites you. Let me know if you have more questions. .
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