Question by  turker1223 (10)

Can you get AIDS from bug bites?

I get lots of bug bites and I worry about HIV/AIDS.


Answer by  Knowit (44)

Research over the years has shown that insects including mosquitoes cannot transmit HIV. HIV cannot live inside of an insect and therefore cannot be transferred from insect to human.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

No you cannot. HIV needs a human cell too live and for multiplication. HIV cannot survive in insect's cells.


Answer by  LittleJohn (242)

No one can get AIDS from bug bites. Even if the bug bites the HIV infected person the virus would stay alive for a short time.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, you cannot get AIDS or even hepatitis from insect bites. The only risks are Lyme Disease (from chiggers and ticks) or West Nile Virus (if from mosquitoes). AIDS is only a concern if you share needles, have sex, or other bodily fluid exchange with someone who is infected with the virus.

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