HIV Transmission Through Mosquito Bites?
doctor, I have HIV and the HPV virus (condyloma). what if a mosquito sucks my blood and accidentally the mosquito dies and bleeds from the blood it sucks and dry will infect other people if other people touch the blood?
Hello Mr Andriw,
HIV or Human Immunodeficiency virus is a type of rotavirus RNA virus that infects lymphocyte cells so that in its development the patient will have a decreased CD4 count and weakened immune system. This virus is difficult to survive in the external environment outside the human body, transmission is when direct contact with blood and body fluids such as during sexual intercourse, the use of needles simultaneously alternately is not sterile, from the pregnant mother to the fetus.
HPV or Human Papilloma Virus which has many types that can infect the human body, either the normal skin surface or the genital skin surface, in certain types it causes the growth of various warts and even certain types have the potential to cause cancer growth. Transmission is through direct contact such as from the patient's skin to the skin of others, contact with the patient's body fluids, or through contaminated objects such as during sexual intercourse, when hugging, when wearing clothes or towels that are contaminated with the patient as if they have not been washed. Until now, there are no journals that inform that HPV transmission can be through mosquito bites, however it is better to prevent mosquito bites in people with HIV because it is feared that they will contract other diseases through mosquito bites that can transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, because it is feared that the immune system will be low. The patient's immune system cannot fight the disease so the condition quickly declines.
Use a mosquito repellent material either topically or spray, or do mosquito catching with a tool. Keep the surrounding environment clean so that it does not become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Eat nutritious food and get enough rest. regular check-ups with doctors and special clinics that handle your condition. Avoid having sex, changing partners or risky relationships, it is feared that the transmission of germs from other people to you who is experiencing a decrease in the function and number of your immune system. Use clothing materials and towels personally without changing.
The official website of the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) informs that mosquitoes and other insects are not vectors for the spread of HIV. Some research journals say that there is no evidence of HIV transmission through mosquito bites, mosquitoes containing the blood of HIV sufferers certainly carry the HIV virus, only the virus cannot grow and then die by itself in the mosquito's body or if the blood dries in the sun, the virus will die. If you are still not clear and need further information, you can consult the doctor who treats you.
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