Do you think it's possible to artificially spread hlHIV via mosquitos?

How hard would it be for scientists to genetically modify or biologically engineer mosquitos to carry t cells for HIV to latch on and survive and transmitted to the next person?

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the heat of the mosquito cooks the virus

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if mosquitoes are any good at spreading aids, why do only gays have aids?
    Something doesn't check out here

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have no doubt in my mind that the evil american government is working very hard to make it possible as we speak.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe if you bioengineer a special HIV virus to do that. Never heard of it happening which is honestly kind of shocking tbh as HIV can be easily spread through infected needles.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A doctor told me hiv can't survive inside a mosquito, i asked why and how long does it last inside and he said "it can't survive, ok?"
    I've seen mosquitos and tabanidae eating seconds after biting another person

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, it sucks that science is super political now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how is it political? He's pro-mosquito? what the fuck are you talking about

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      iirc it does not survive after some time because it can't infect any cells in mosquito.
      possiblity of infection also depends on the number of viruses that get into your bloodstream.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Viruses cannot "die" from malnutrition.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the mosquito digests the virus. if any of it somehow escaped their gut, it would be swept up by their immune cells. mosquitoes don't have an equivalent to the human immune cells HIV uses to replicate inside human bodily fluids so it can not replicate at all, there are no proteins on mosquito cells for it to bind to. it is either digested or eliminated like inert waste in their emolymph.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There is a rabies variety that can reproduce inside mosquito cells and forms a natural reservoir in domestic cats by infecting them but not causing symptoms until a few days before death.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Even if you could find a way for aids to reproduce or live inside the mosquito you would need to find some way for it to enter the saliva of the animal. No blood is transmitted in a bite.

      I can't find anything on this, do you know what the rabies variety is called?

      A doctor told me hiv can't survive inside a mosquito, i asked why and how long does it last inside and he said "it can't survive, ok?"
      I've seen mosquitos and tabanidae eating seconds after biting another person

      Today in "things that did not happen".
      It takes about as long for the virus to break down as it does to digest anything, around 1-2 days.

      >I've seen mosquitos and tabanidae eating seconds after biting another person
      This does not matter unless the mosquito had blood on its proboscis (it won't) which happened to have an infected t-cell (with how little blood mosquitos take and how little blood could physically stay on a proboscis also highly unlikely).

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Then how does it spread so much?
        Im naive

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Drug users, unprotected sex, birth and blood transfusions.

          A used needle is tens of thousands of times larger than a mosquito's proboscis.

          This. Physically a proboscis just doesn't spread blood from person to person. At that point you'd need to be more scared about touching door knobs with an open cut.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        iirc it does not survive after some time because it can't infect any cells in mosquito.
        possiblity of infection also depends on the number of viruses that get into your bloodstream.

        But you can get HIV from a used needle.....

        Maybe if you bioengineer a special HIV virus to do that. Never heard of it happening which is honestly kind of shocking tbh as HIV can be easily spread through infected needles.

        Because if people knew the truth that mosquitoes could transmit HIV they would be killing homosexuals in the streets.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A used needle is tens of thousands of times larger than a mosquito's proboscis.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mokolavirus

        [...]
        But you can get HIV from a used needle.....
        [...]
        Because if people knew the truth that mosquitoes could transmit HIV they would be killing homosexuals in the streets.

        The HIV also "dies" after some time on the needle. It can't survive and reproduce inside the mosquito.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >dies after "some" time
          Ftfy
          Explain again how HIV knows the difference between a mosquito and a hypodermic needle

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            HIV doesn't reproduce inside mosquito cells. The mosquito's immune system just gets rid of it and the viruses themselves decay naturally.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're just an idiot.

              A used needle is tens of thousands of times larger than a mosquito's proboscis.

              The HIV virus is tens of thousands of times smaller than a mosquitoes proboscis.

              The mosquito doesn't bite multiple people, and even if it did its just a bit of residue inside the outer layer of your skin, not an intravenous injection.

              Mosquitoes 100% do bite multiple people. And if it's not intravenous then how do they get blood you fucking retard.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >You're an idiot
                You don't know how viruses work apparently

                The virus needs to replicate inside the mosquito. It does not. It does not infect mosquitoes, and they do in fact have an immune system which gets rid of it. The virus also needs to be live on the shared needle or whatever for you to get HIV. UV, heat, and lack of moisture all kill (inactivate and damage) the virus over time.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                But HIV replicates within a used hypodermic needle?
                You are an actual moron.
                Not just an idiot.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                yes thats literally how its works retard
                needles are made with biocompatible metals like titanium

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                HIV does not replicate within the needle. It replicates within the human blood inside the needle. Then that dries out and it dies.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The mosquito doesn't bite multiple people, and even if it did its just a bit of residue inside the outer layer of your skin, not an intravenous injection.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >can't find anything on this, do you know what the rabies variety is called?
        It's called "dogfag fanfiction"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mokola_lyssavirus

          >Considering the MOKV isolates from small mammals and domestic cats; it has been suggested that small mammals, which are preyed upon by domestic cats, may be the natural MOKV reservoir

          >Unlike other lyssaviruses, MOKV is able to replicate inside mosquito cells in vitro, suggesting that insects may be implicated in MOKV transmission.

          >Symptoms provoked by MOKV infection are similar to the symptoms associated with rabies virus infection, such as fever and headache. Ultimately, both MOKV and rabies virus infection can lead to death by encephalitis. The similarity between the symptoms associated with MOKV and rabies virus may be the reason why there are so few case records of MOKV infection, as MOKV infection might be falsely diagnosed as rabies virus infection.

          >There is one significant difference between the symptoms observed in domestic cats infected with MOKV and those with rabies virus. MOKV-infected domestic cats do not demonstrate the unprovoked aggressive behaviour typically associated with rabies virus-infected mammals.

          >At present, there is no medical or veterinary vaccine that protects against MOKV infection.
          >immunisation with the rabies vaccine does not confer protection from MOKV infection. Isolation of MOKV from a number of domestic cats vaccinated with the rabies vaccine has demonstrated this

          I'm not so sure about your dog/cat memewar having anything to do with this
          IF IT CAN INFECT A CAT, IT CAN INFECT A DOG, AND LIKELY ALREADY HAS INFECTED DOGS, BECAUSE DOGS AND CATS SHARE PREY, IN ADDITION TO DOGS PREYING ON CATS.

          Whatever you do, DO NOT "rescue" any feral cats or dogs from Africa. If this virus mutated to become more virulent it would be an end of the world scenario involving the fruitless extermination of all domestic animals and a mass death from the mosquito aspect.

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