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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can you get genital hpv by hand to hand rubbing who has genital warts? after washing my hands is ir safe to touch my genitals?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Very safe & clean: That said, a woman in her late 20's would have been vaccinated against the more dangerous strains of genital HPV, right? We vaccinate all persons when they reach middle school age. If a person missed his or her vaccines, or only got the earlier vaccine versions that had fewer strains of protection, she can ask a primary care doctor about Gardasil-9 vaccine. The doctor can examine the vulva too.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get genital hpv through hand to hand rubbing with someone who has genital hpv? after washing my hands can i touch my own genitals?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No and yes: Hand to hand rubbing will not result in transmission of genital hpv. Washing your hands will always help against transmission of many other diseases and you can touch your genitals.
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If i touch my boyfriend penis several times with my hand and after it i touch my thigh(or inner thigh)can i get genital hpv wart on my thigh? Tnx for your help
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If i touch my boyfriend penis several times with my hand and after it i touch my thigh(or inner thigh) and if i shave my leg last night and my leg have some shallow and tiny wounds,can i get genital hpv wart on my thigh?
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In this scenario possibly not. But cant tell you for sure for many other factors like time, type of virus etc are involved
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A 40-year-old male asked:
hand first touches the surface of the object contaminated by the genital wart or the genital hpv, such as the door handle of the consulting room for STDs,and then the hand touches the genitals. Will this behavior also be a means of transmission?
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My hands first touches the surface of the object contaminated by the genital wart or the genital hpv, such as the door handle of the consulting room for STDs,and then the hand touches the genitals. Will I be infected with genital HPV or genital warts?
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Last updated Nov 22, 2019

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