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    An_246576 posted:
    I have a family member who was raped and infected with HIV recently. Everyone is taking it real hard.

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    I have a few questions: We have mesquitos in our area is it possible for a mesquito to transfer the HIV if it bites the one was infected and then bites someone else?
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    georgiagail responded:
    I am sorry to hear of your family member. Hopefully he is being followed by an Infectious Disease specialist (a physician specially trained in dealing with HIV) to determine if/when/what kind of medication he should be on.

    Mosquitoes (and other biting insects) cannot transmit the virus from an infected to an uninfected person. They do not "inject" blood back into the second person they may bite.

    Gail


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