Does HIV spread by Mosquito bite?

India
October 25, 2006 11:09pm CST
This is the present hot topic in many countries. I do have few referals, if you people have any clue and referals about the topic you are welcome to update me. Thank you.
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12 responses
27 Oct 06
As far as I'm aware when they bite they do not 'inject' blood.
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes i also got astonished by knowing this first. But this was declared by WHO. Chances are there in this way only malaria, dengue or disease spread. Do you know that? Anyhow we got to be careful
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes I was also shocked by knowing that. First i did not believe it but when it was stated by WHO then I had to believe it. No when mosquito dips it probasis and sucks the blood, outer region of the probasis comes into contact with the bacteria or virus present in the blood, which is responsible for the spread of plasmodium protozoan(malaria parasite) and dengue. I never heard about HIV spreading but this is the first time. This was telecasted in the news of many channels.
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@RealIolo (1854)
• United States
26 Oct 06
No. Unless there has actually been a study showing otherwise. I would expect that there would be a whole lot more infected if it was spread by the Mosquito. If it was spread that way do you not think you would have heard about it by now? I mean it has been over 20 years now.
• India
26 Oct 06
Yes, you are right. First I also had few doubts about it. HIV virus can prevail in the human body conditions, when its exposed to the atmospheric conditions, it cannot survive. This was declared by WHO recently and it was a hot topic in the media. You know what researchers are telling? since HIV can survive in hot conditions they claim that mosquito also has hot blood. When the mosquito sucks the blood of a HIV infected person HIV will enter into mosquito, when this infected mosquito bites a normal person there are few chances of getting infected if his immune system is poor. Yes as said by you its still dubious. Anyhow we got to be very cautious now a days. Thanks
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• Canada
27 Oct 06
So is the World Health Organization still "out" on this one, or are they suggesting that the risk is very low, if not negligible? I know that the HIV virus can live outside the human body (say, in a drain) for a number of hours, but perhaps the physiology of a misquito is not condusive to its survival for more than a few minutes, etc.? Regardless, with West Nile Virus and Maleria, we need to protect ourselves from the little buggers PERIOD.
• Pakistan
30 Oct 06
No. through reserch on HIV/AIDS,shows that it can not be spread by mosquito bite.because it is human virous and it can be tranfer by humans.
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• India
2 Nov 06
No u are wrong. When Plasmodium is the protozoan of mosquito why human is getting malaria. Here mosquito will be just actin g as a carrier. Mosquito has no role with the parasite but it will act as a barrier between humans and protozoa. This was declared by WHO, announced in many news channels.
@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
28 Oct 06
I am student of biology. According to my knowledge, mosquito causes malaria n't HIV. I do n't have any further knowledge on this issue.
• India
2 Nov 06
Nice to see ur discussion. I am also Biology student. M.S.Molecuar biology. Yes u are right, it is still in confusion state.
• India
27 Oct 06
no hiv dont spread through mosquito it only spread through to se.... relations or by other methods as refered
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes i too know that. First i could not believe that but when i came to know that it was declared by WHO, I had to. They mentioned that scientists are carrying research on this issue. Thanks for the reply
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@karis1980 (577)
• India
27 Oct 06
No. it doesn't spread by Mosquito bite at all.
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes reasearch is going on that. Chances are there we cannot rule out. Final outcome has to come. This was declared by WHO. Thanks for response to my discussion.
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@maddog108 (3440)
• Australia
27 Oct 06
no i think if it did there would be none of us left
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes. But scientists are suspecting it. It is tough to say anything right now with out any concrete results. Research is going on it.
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@kckalesh (1181)
• India
27 Oct 06
actually iam not sure about it. i am also curious to know about this .If you get a correct answer kindly inform me pls
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• India
27 Oct 06
Sure i will let you know if i get anything new finding about it. Presently it is the hot subject in the news.
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• India
26 Oct 06
in my knowldge..it doesnt spread thru mosquitos
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• India
27 Oct 06
Yes. Still it's in finding.
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• India
27 Oct 06
i don`t think so...i read an article which said its a False belief.
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@DFrodeo06 (1325)
• United States
3 Nov 06
no it has not been proven the only thing that has been proven to spred threw the bite is the west nile virus, just make sure to clean the bites with rubbing alchol
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• India
4 Nov 06
May be, this issue is still under research. They are no concrete results. This was declared by WHO.
@amitavch3 (436)
• India
30 Oct 06
I don't know.
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• India
3 Nov 06
Chances are not ruled out yet. Concrete result has not obtained till now.