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do plantar warts have anything to do with sexual disease?

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Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
No: Although the virus for plantar warts are in the same family as herpes, they are not sexually transmitted.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
No: Completely different virus, no worries.
Answered on Aug 25, 2013

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