Originally Posted by Zamzow
My cousin is a doctor and says it is possible but rare. I hear u with the big finger thing. Wasn't trying to make fun or come off like I was.
Your HIV risk from smashing a blood-filled mosquito on your leg is exactly zero! That's right: zip, nada, nothing, bupkis! There is a technical scientific explanation why this is the case, but it's rather tedious. It involves what happens to HIV once it leaves the human host and enters the mosquito. In addition there would not be enough HIV to cause an infection via this route. Please note we've been monitoring HIV for over 27 years. This question has been studied from every possible angle. Mosquitoes don't' transmit HIV. Period. Can you just trust me (and 27 years of hard scientific epidemiological data) on this???
This I pulled off of one of a hundred sites! No offense and not talking bad about doctors or your cousin, but when it comes to pest control & wildlife I'll trust my knowledge not a regular doctor. We have the BEST Scientists and Lab geeks that strictly work for us at most major collages here in Texas and Louisiana, and they study every case very carefully to make sure there right. But there's no rare about it because it has never happened!