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    Mosquito blood
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    Anon_41414 posted:
    Hi,

    I posted earlier about the strangers' blood. Is it possible that if someone is bleeding, and there's tons of mosquitos, that a mosquito can track some of the blood and then go bite another individual and infect them with HIV or HEP C. THe mosquito doesn't necessarily have to bite both people, but as long as it contacts one person's blood and then bites the next person, it's sort of like it's injecting an infected needle (in this case, its stinger)?
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    georgiagail responded:
    No. The fear of HIV transmission through mosquitoes and other blood sucking insects has been around since HIV was first discovered.

    These insects suck blood INTO their bodies. They do not fly around injecting this blood into other humans. Thus, they do not work like syringes and needles.

    Gail


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