Sara
Hello , a few days ago i smashed a mosquito and i had a fresh wound on my hand and it contacted to the mosquito's blood, and im wondering that if mosquito's blood were infected with hiv, does it make any problem for me because its blood contacted to my fresh wound??
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helpline-volunteer

Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission through smashing a Mosquito and it coming into contact with a fresh wound on your hand. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the HIV Transmission Equation (see down below).

HIV transmission occurs when the following conditions are met: There must be the presence of HIV positive fluid (semen, pre-cum, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, blood, or breastmilk), coupled with direct access to the bloodstream. This scenario is considered to be No Risk because Mosquitos are unable to transmit HIV (1). Therefore in this situation there would be no HIV to transmit and no direct access to the bloodstream. 


Recommendation: No need for an HIV test with the scenario provided, please refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sonali

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1. HIV and Mosquitos 






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