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Can HIV be transmitted through mosquito bites ?

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Asked by tanuja, 06 Apr 07:23 pm
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Many people think of mosquitoes as tiny, flying hypodermic syringes, and if hypodermic needles can successfully transmit HIV from one individual to another then mosquitoes ought to be able to do the same. We have already seen that HIV-infected individuals do not circulate enough virus particles to result in infection by contamination. However, even if HIV-positive individuals did circulate high levels of virus, mosquitoes could not transmit the virus by the methods that are employed in used syringes. Most people have heard that mosquitoes regurgitate saliva before they feed, but are unaware that the food canal and salivary canal are separate passageways in the mosquito. The mosquito's feeding apparatus is an extremely complicated structure that is totally unlike the crude single-bore syringe. Unlike a syringe, the mosquito delivers salivary fluid through one passage and draws blood up another. As a result, the food canal is not flushed out like a used needle, and blood flow is always u ...more
Answered by jameel ahmed, 06 Apr 07:38 pm

 
  
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The answer is a clear no , otherwise the whole world be full of HIV
nature has its own protective mechanism
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 06 Apr 07:29 pm

 
  
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No I dont think so
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 06 Apr 07:23 pm

 
  
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No
Answered by G Gulati, 07 Apr 06:12 pm

 
  
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No please
Answered by iqbal seth, 07 Apr 07:54 am

 
  
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No, I don't think so....
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 06 Apr 10:01 pm

 
  
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HIV infection is for the weak. A strong person with good health will have resistance to any infection
Answered by samson aseervatham, 06 Apr 08:25 pm

 
  
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