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Q.  Can HIV spread through mosquitoes?
  • No. Mosquito does not inject its own or previously bitten person’s blood into the next person.
  • Mosquito injects saliva, which acts as a lubricant so the insect can feed efficiently.
  • HIV is not found in the saliva of mosquitoes.
  • Diseases such as yellow fever and malaria are transmitted through the saliva of specific species of mosquitoes but not HIV.
  • In simple terms, mosquito does not become a carrier of HIV after biting an infected person. Therefore, mosquito does not transmit the HIV infection from person to person.