Why Mosquitoes Can’t Transmit HIV

Mosquitoes function the same way as hypodermic needles though — They can both inject chemicals and extract blood. And if mosquitoes carry West Nile Virus and other blood-borne diseases, shouldn’t they logically be able to transmit HIV, too?

Thankfully, we were reassured that that’s not the case. Mosquitoes can not transmit HIV.

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  1. As far as I know, mosquitoes are exclusively heterosexual: which might also be relevant here.


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