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If a dog was chewing on underwear&then someone wore them could u get genital warts if the saliva directly touches ur genitals? i read hpv is species specific but is tht true? i kno of sum1 tht has genital warts&never had sexual con but had this hapen?

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

No, dog is not infected with HUMAN papillomavirus or a carrier of HPV, i.e. dog does not transmit HPV.

Answered 8/24/2022

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

Dog saliva will not transmit genital warts. Rarely HPV can occur without sexual intercourse in humans but it is human to human transmission

Answered 9/7/2022

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