A 20-year-old female asked:
i don't know much about hpv, my boyfriend has it and i'm scared to kiss him, is hpv contagious?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Christina Adberg answered
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get vaccinated!: Hpv = human papilloma virus. There are many strains of the virus that can cause different problems for women: from warts to cervical cancer, and even throat cancer. There is no way to prevent transmission, even condoms aren't effective. The best bet is prevention with a vaccine. The vaccine covers about 70% of the strains that lead to cervical cancer. The virus usually lives in the genital area.
Answered on Apr 8, 2014
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HPV: Very! this virus is most commonly transmitted quite easily by direct contact, often sexually, but can be by casual contact skin to skin or mucous membrane.
Answered on Feb 8, 2014
Dr. Jessica Allan answered
22 years experience Internal Medicine
HPV is contagious: Human papilloma virus is contagious. There are multiple strains of hpv. Some can cause cervical cancer, some throat cancer and some warts. You are still young enough to go to your doctor and start the hpv vaccine series with Cervarix or gardasil. Become more aware and start a school program making all of your friends, boys and girls aware of hpv. The vaccines can stop the spread of cancer.
Answered on Oct 24, 2018
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