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can you get hpv from kissing someone

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Crabb
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Not unless they have visible warts on their hands or face. Transmission is more likely with intimate contact.
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
NO: Hiv is transmitted through body fluids. These fluids would need to have contact through broken skin or mucous membranes. It is transmitted through s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Bennett
29 years experience Urology
No: If that is the only activity , then no.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
You bet: Hpv is transmitted person to person by direct contact. If the person you are kissing has warts on their lips or in mouth the virus can be easily tran ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ellis
58 years experience Urology
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: It isn't very likely to get an std of any type from kissing or hugging. There usually needs to be some form of genital contact with or without exchang ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oral HPV/ spread?: Any mucosal surface will be a potential source of both acquiring and spreading HPV: this includes oral areas, so "kissing" can cause spread, and genit ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
HPV: Kissing can spread the disease as this virus is not airborne coughing and spitting will not spread the virus there is no medication to get rid of it i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
In : In short...Yes. These lesions are caused by the hpv virus and can be transmitted by contact like any other virus. Over the last 20 years we are seein ... Read More
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