A 25-year-old female asked:

Do hpv live on pubic hair?i have hpv genital warts and high risk.my mother touched my pubic skin w/ hair while touching around my pelvic after i complained about my pelvic pain to her. can my hpv virus got into her finger and can infect her some way?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Unlikely with: this contact, but wearing gloves, and using condoms can decrease risk of spread.
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I have genital warts its been 1 year already. Treated once but comeback recently. Is fingering or oral safe on my vagina is safe for my partner. I worry Hpv virus on his finger and mouth. Do oral warts common? What if sharing utensil and kissing?
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Last updated Nov 29, 2019

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