I was in a gathering and we were discussing the plight of persons infected with HIV. Some of these people are carrying the virus due to circumstances beyond their control (work hazard, rape, transfusion with unscreened blood etc) and there are some who are carriers due to multiple sexual partners. But then we thanking God that the virus is not spread by mosquitoes, because my country (which is located in the tropics) is one of the countries where mosquitoes are in abundance. Mosquitoes are carriers of the various plasmodia protozoa that results in malaria and they transfer it from one person to another via blood. Funny enough HIV is also spread via body fluids especially blood and people come down with malaria daily so if mosquitoes could spread HIV, what would have become of us?