Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 10 months ago

Can an insect get AIDS from biting someone infected with it and then bite someone else and spread it?

5 Answers

  • Jerry
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    So far as we know, HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is spread ONLY by passing from person to person, NEVER by passing from person to animal to person. 

  • 10 months ago

    David is right. Only female mosquitos take blood meals and only once a day. Mosquitos can not get infected with the virus and the virus dies rapidly outside a human body. 

    No, an insect can not get AIDS and no, they can not get infected with the HIV virus and no, they can not transmit the virus to another person. HIV dies within minutes of leaving the body. 

    The mode of transmission of HIV is well known and we don't have people running around without that known mode of transmission. There aren't a large number of people who are clueless about how they got the virus. The vast majority are in a high risk group.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    I'm sure some liberal moron in Congress will commission a study on insects with AIDS and what we can do to cure them.

  • 10 months ago

    No, since HIV is transmitted through human blood an insect would need to feed on an infected person and then almost immediately feed again on an uninfected person. Most insects don't feed that way but metabolize the blood prior to feeding again.

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  • Sal*UK
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Aids is spread via bodily fluids.

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