malaria may fuel spread of HIV

India
December 24, 2006 9:03am CST
recently there was a article stating that malaria may be fuling the spread of HIV in areas of sub-saharan Africa where there is a substantial overlap between the two diseases,while HIV may be playing a role in boosting adult malaria-infection rates in some parts of the region,according to a new study by researchers at fred hutchinson cancer research center and the university of washington what do u comment on this?
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14 responses
• India
24 Dec 06
This is crap. HIV is so weak that it can survive only in bodily fluids. I am quite sure that malaria and increasing HIV are not directly connected.
@MrNiceGuy (4148)
• United States
24 Dec 06
So why couldn't malaria aid the spread? Mosquitos bite a man with HIV, they have malaria and HIV blood in their stomachs. Then they go to some other dude and do the same. While the mosquito bites the man, the HIV is transferred. Its exactly how Lyme and malaria diseases work. The question is, can HIV virus live in the stomach of a mosquito like the other two can?
@gaboy_ska (296)
• Philippines
24 Dec 06
Is this a recent fiding? I don't think so, back in my nursing years our professor told us that mosquitos doesn't carry AIDS virus..
• India
25 Dec 06
i hope hiv virus cannot be spread that way can u give me detailed explanation on this plzzzzz!
@unus49 (118)
• India
25 Dec 06
HMMMMMMMM i came to knw abt it jst knw!!! is dat eallt true???
• United States
25 Dec 06
AIDS n virus
@cuddiluk (1523)
• Philippines
25 Dec 06
what do you mean by "fuling"? There's no such word that in the dictionary. "maybe" means you not sure? Many can tell that so unless any particular person can prove that so. Then, ill believe.
@varun23 (902)
• India
25 Dec 06
Oh is it ! Thats a very informative note !
@shyam4uall (1003)
• India
25 Dec 06
I don't know whether it is true or not.because as of now I knew that the mosquitoes doesn't have the power or rather to be more specific they doesn't have the mechanism to carry the HIV virus on then so that when they bite anyone esle they can inject that virus to them.. But never know anything is possible with new breeds of mosquitoes evolving daily.
@fayzah (253)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I have always wondered about this, I felt that if a mosquito had bitten someone and instantly came and bit someone else, why would they not get the hiv? very nice article you shared with us, thank you.
@tildy12 (760)
• United States
25 Dec 06
wow if this is true i hope they find a cure and fast
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
24 Dec 06
Well malaria is a parasitic disease and any parasitic disease has a chance of coming more when the immune system is impaired. Same happens in the case of HIV it reduces the functioning of immune system with the results other infections set in.
• United States
24 Dec 06
i visited one african countries ,and found how malaria so prevalent there like common cold,and there is overlap between both diseases the funny thing is that when you people there of how much HIV ,they get angry
• India
24 Dec 06
aids doesnot spread through mosquito bite is all i can say. research on the net if you dont believe me.
• India
24 Dec 06
I dont think sooo...mosquitoes cannot spread of HIV virus!!
@lulylove (1561)
• Brazil
24 Dec 06
I think that today the number of people infectadas for virus HIV is lesser