A member asked:

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?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
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


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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