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 diagnos me! should i be concerned?
im very irritable, i' feel lonely all the time. I have excessive mood swings. My appetite has gotten bigger. I have problems with communicating. I love my girlfriend because of it. I have ...

 Help Me!, I Got Swine Flu?!?!, Im dying :(?
As im writing this im strugglin to type,

Im living In new york,
On saturday, it was a normal flue..
Yesrerday, I started throwing up, when i moev, my head hurts,
I got n ...

 Swine Flu - Are We Gonna Die Or Are We Gonna Live?
Being Serious!...

 I'm scared about swine flu but want a truthful answer...?
I'm 18 and got swineflu on tuesday i was diagnosed wedneday morning and by 11am was taking tamiflu, less than 24 hours after my symptoms came on
What are the chances of dying from swine flu ...

 When will all these Swine Flu questions stop ?
When do you think everyone is going to stop asking all these question's about swine flu ??

I guess I just added another one to the list......

 Should you have the swine flu vaccine if you are pregnant?
A friend of mine is about 5 and half months pregnant, she is really unsure what to do with regards to the vaccine!! Is it dangeroous, is there a high metal content in there? What exactly should she ...

 Where did swine flu originate from?

 i am rally worried about swine flue, that it will kill all of the earth and be as bad as a black pleague?
could you plz give me some information which is supported that could make me stop ...

 How do you bring down a fever?
I have a fever of 103.4 and we don't have any Advil and I'm home alone. what do I do?
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I drank some cold water, took the temperature again, it's at 104.1 ...

 do i have swine flu???????????
i live in Massachusetts and i have heard that there are some people who have swine flu. i just got sick and i dont feel good at all. i have a soar throat, like when i swallow my throat kills, and my ...

 Are we all going to die?

 Can you sue a hospital if the patient caught a bacteria when she was admitted and died?

 what happen if you kill a dog?
dose it come alive ...

 Should i go to the ER?
I haven't traveled to Mexico, but i live on the coast of the gulf of Mexico. I am showing every sign of swine flu and i feel awful! I have a big test tomorrow that i can't miss but i can ...

 My brother just threw up...SWINE FLU?
he has no other symptoms so far... could it be swine???...

 How do you get shingles?
My friend has shingles, I know it's not contagious, just wanna know. Im scared man. I dont have health insurance yet at my new job. And even if I did I dont go to doctors cause they're ...

 Why are people worrying? NO ONE DIED FROM THE SWINE FLU TODAY?
That's right. Nobody died from the swine flu today. But guess what? Hundred of people died from violent crimes nationwide. THOUSANDS more died from car accidents (about a hundred thousand per ...

 If people are so worried about getting swine flu, why don't they stop eating swine?
Swine: edible forms being - pork, bacon, etcetera. I suppose you could eat it raw, and then it would be plain pig. EEW!

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How do you get swine flu ...

 I think I have swine flu... do I need to contact my doctor?
I have most of the symptoms, but I am coping at the moment. Is it important for me to contact the doctors or should I just see how I go?...

 i have swine flu... help?
how can i treat this.
i am taking tamiflu..

everyone is like oh my goodness what if you gave it too me.. cause y friend died from it, i know i probably won't but... what can i do<...

xXPrincess CupcakeXx
Can you get AIDS from a mosquito?

YES YOU CAN...my Girlfriend told me that's how she got it.

Tyler B
na are you stupied

google it...

It may be possible id imagine, but very very unlikely. Unless your hanging out around methadone clinics, on skid row or you happen to be in Thailand.

no the virus would kill the mosquito before it could bit anyone

employee of the month
yes, if the mosquito has more than one blood meal in succession. But it's more likely that you will get malaria.

I reallllllly don't think so but you might but i've never heard it and where i live there is many mosquitos but when we get bites we scratch em we don't get aids tests or anything. but you can get west nile virus???

No but you can get the west nile virus... but don't worry if my 90 year old survived and is well I'm pretty sure you have nothing to worry about.

But yeah, no you can't get it.

Friend of the Flower
Its mechanically possible.

It would be nearly impossible because it takes millions of viruses to cause an infection and a drop of blood probably wont have that.

The amount of blood athat a mosquito draws can not not expose you to the aids virus

U R Sofa King
Well they they carry west nile in my area.

Specialist Done Wrong
no. the virus dies too quickly when it leaves the human body to be transmitted by a mosquito. In order to get HIV/AIDS you would have to have a fluid to fluid transmission.

Any other scenario is highly unlikely.

No, If they would everyone would have it. The mosquito injects its mouth into you and spits (that make you itch) it doesn't inject someones blood, it only takes yours. and leaves a nice itchy bump as a thank you gift.


No, definitely not.


GiFtEd HaNdZ (Jesus Walks)
I thought about that once but the answer was no.

No you cant get aids, but do you remember when there was a really bad issue about west nile. I think thats about all you can get. I say this because it isnt a proven fact that mosquitos trade and transfers blood.

no its not possible

First NameLaura

My Dad was an entomologist who specialized in biting flies.

Mosquitoes do not get HIV virus. Unlike malaria they do not pass this on.

The next question is "but what if a mosquito bites a person infected with HIV and then comes over and bites me?" Can I get HIV from the blood that the mosquito was carrying?

When a mosquito pierces you it injects a substance to prevent the coagulation of blood so that it can draw it up into itself.

The mosquito injects the substance from a gland. That gland is no where near the part of the mosquito that stores the blood. It never comes in contact with blood. The blood is drawn up through another channel and stored in the belly of the beastie.

The blood does not descend into the next person.

If the mosquito were to withdraw from you and bite someone else could the HIV virus be on the end of the mosquitos nose? The understanding we have of HIV at this time is that it needs the blood environment to live. An HIV on the tip of the nose of a mosquito if possible would not live long enough to make the trip.

Therefore I can tell you as someone who asked this very question to an expert that NO you cannot get HIV from a mosquito.

You can get malaria. Malaria is treatabe. You can get west nile virus but if you are otherwise healthy you will get sick and then you will get better. No big deal.

Mosquitos are not so dangerous. They are annoying.

Gerry R
no. mosquitos carry malaria and they can give dogs heartworms.

No. If AIDS could spread that way the human race would already be gone from the planet.

Randy Williams
If you live in Africa you can get SUPER aids. That's all.

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