A 24-year-old female asked:
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if one gets high risk hpv orally can it be spread through saliva onto person in the sense of one drinking from the same glass as the infected perso?

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Dr. Brandon Bourgeous
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virus is shed in: Fluids that contact infected skin cells but viral load, immunity and virus survival outside the body all influence the chance of infection in the person drinking from your glass.
Answered on Feb 20, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, but less likely: HPV usually requires moisture, but it can happen!
Answered on Jun 10, 2016

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