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A 34-year-old member asked:

How does a child get hand warts caused by hpv virus?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Direct contact: Hpv is acquired by direct contact with the virus from somebody else who also has it.
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Dr. Margot Watson
Gynecology 56 years experience
Different strains: There are lots of different hpv strains. The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't STDs which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious.
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Is it true that if you've had one strain of hpv, you can't get any others? I had 2 plantar warts when i was a child and one wart on hand 2 years ago.
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Last updated Aug 14, 2016

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