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A 42-year-old male asked:

No stds, possible hpv warts/skintags inner thigh. got handjob from masseuse, not sure if she had blood/semen on hands. any risk of hiv or other std's?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
No STD or HIV risk: The inner thigh is an unlikely site of genital warts, so skin tags seem more likely. In any case, warts take at least 2 months and often up to 9-12 months to show up after acquring HPV, so nothing to do with more recent sexual exposures. STDs are rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, even when genital fluids are used as lubricant -- and for sure zero risk for HIV.

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