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Can you get hpv from kissing someone

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
Obstetrics & Gynecology 47 years experience
Not normally: Kissing will not transfer hpv, but oral sex can. It takes at least months and probably years for a cancer to develop. Most women < 30 years old w... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ellis
60 years experience
Yes: Hpv is contagious. It can be passed orally, vaginally and anally. You should avoid activity while you have a visible lesion, and should probably use ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: There are numerous different wart viruses. Perhaps your initial infection came from him, or his came from you. If you each have a different wart virus... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Your many questions show you are obsessed about HPV for no good reason. If a penis does not enter your body, you are unlikely to be infected. But if y... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HPV: Yes these can be transmitted in that fashion.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The many strains of HPV are spread by infected skin to uninfected skin contact. It is localized to the tissues where it is found & does not enter ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes.: Any form of contact can transmit hpv.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Hpv is not transmitted by kissing.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Adler
Obstetrics & Gynecology 30 years experience
Human Papilloma: Hpv means human papilloma virus. This is a very common virus that is passed via sexual intercourse and via oral sex. Some strains of the virus can cau... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
HPV: Yes to all of your questions. Hpv does clear on it's own (with your body's help and immune system) about 70% of the time. And please get the gar... Read More