Do mosquitoes carry AIDS?

No evidence to support that likelihood exists. If HIV infected blood is taken in by the mosquito, the virus is digested and quickly dies in the mosquito's stomach. If a mosquito takes a partial HIV infected blood meal from a person and then immediately feeds on an uninfected person, there would not be enough HIV particles present to transmit the disease.

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1. What attracts female mosquitoes to humans?
2. What purposes do mosquitoes serve?
3. Why can't mosquito control programs spray during the day?
4. When can I expect to see a spray truck?
5. Is the spray harmful to people or pets?
6. Do mosquitoes carry AIDS?
7. What criteria are used when deciding when and where to spray?
8. Who oversees pesticide applications?
9. What if I am allergic to DEET?