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A 22-year-old female asked:

if both you and your partner have hpv (warts) from a one time sexual encounter, could you get more warts from having unprotected sex again?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
Yes: It just takes once. That's how it works. Seems so innocent, but the consequences can be huge.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Certainly: There are at least 4 strains of HPV that give rise to warts. If you both were/are infected by the same strain it could re-appear in one or both. Since there are other strains you could pass them to each other if you both had/have different strains.

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Last updated Nov 5, 2017

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