A 51-year-old member asked:
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can cunnilingus or fellatio transmit hpv (human papilloma virus) infections?

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Dr. Ian Taras
Dr. Ian Taras answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes to both but rare: The hpv virus is ubiquitous. But most of us, most of the time, are able to fight off its affects in terms of warts or precancerous changes of the cervix. That's just the preamble. Your question was about contracting it through cunnilingous or felatio. Yes it is possible but saliva, for the most part will kill the hpv. Never the less, there are increasing reports of oral/throat hpv.
Answered on Nov 29, 2018
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