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hpv transmitted through saliva

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible, unlikely: It is most commonly transmitted by direct contact. Separating that from salivary transmission would be difficult, and the enzymes in saliva usually d ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HPV and Saliva: Yes. But, remember that most of us are infected with a strain of hpv by age 26. This will be an interesting story to follow as medicine learns mor ... Read More
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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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Unlikely: Accidental exposure to a small amount of saliva as you describe is very unlikely to transmit hpv but it isn't impossible. I'd say the likelihood of ge ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
YES YES YES: There are about 120 strains of hpv but only #16and 18 are the leading causes of hpv. The mouth contains many of these strains as normal flora and sali ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virus is shed in: Fluids that contact infected skin cells but viral load, immunity and virus survival outside the body all influence the chance of infection in the pers ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Unpredictable.: One won't know she has oral HPV in the mouth or throat unless there's an abnormal spot or lump. Tiny spots of HPV would not be noticed by the person. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Different strains : The hpv that causes warts on skin are a different strain than what causes hpv in the mouth. Like humans are made up of many different strains, with d ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
No: The hpv virus spreads from direct skin to skin contact.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Crumb
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HPV affects both: Human papilloma virus or hpv is a family of viruses. Type 1 is common wart, 2 plantars wart, and 6 & 11 genital warts. Some other types and specifical ... 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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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: This is one of at least 3 questions you have asked about HPV, all of them suggesting you are unnecessarily worried about catching it. You are at risk ... Read More

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