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A 32-year-old member asked:

Do plantar warts have anything to do with sexual disease?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
No: Although the virus for plantar warts are in the same family as herpes, they are not sexually transmitted.
Dr. Janet Kail
29 years experience
No: There are over 130 different human papillomaviruses (hpv) that cause warts. While related, each type tends to prefer its own unique tissue type. So, if you touched a genital wart with your fingers and then touched your foot, you would likely not get a genital type wart on the finger or foot. However, if you have a genital wart you can sexually transmit it to your partners genitalia.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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