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A 30-year-old female asked about a 61-year-old male:

could you have hpv in your mouth and not know it? if so, could you somehow pass it onto your toddler by kissing them?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes/no: There are non-wart strains of HPV that can take residence in the tissues of the oral cavity. They often present no symptoms. They would often clear the primary infection within 2 yrs and may or may not produce later problems or be contagious. They are not passed to a toddler by a simple kiss.

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