A 35-year-old female asked:
If one has hpv(type causing cervical cancer)&doesn't wash their hands,then gives you a non-sexual massage, can you get hpv due to the continuous touch?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
No: The viruses that carry high risk for causing cervical cancers are all transmitted sexually.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: HPV are a family of viruses.Each strain has a preferred location for growth and the genital strains (cervical cancer type ) are specific to that type of skin (genital) . The transfer from one person to another requires direct skin to skin transfer between genitals, not hand to surface skin.
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Last updated Oct 13, 2016
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