Can an insect get AIDS from biting someone infected with it and then bite someone else and spread it?
- JerryLv 710 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.
- Lab GuyLv 610 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.
- Anonymous10 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.
- David B.Lv 710 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*UKLv 710 months ago
Aids is spread via bodily fluids.