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A 32-year-old female asked:

hpv: if i have a wart on my anus (near/in opening) and my boyfriend touches my upper butt cheek (near my lower back) is he at risk? he then touched other parts of me (not genital areas) and my hair and i didn't shower after. could this spread it?

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Dr. Vera Barnard
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No: Genital warts are considered an STD. They are caused by a different strain of HPV than the warts you get on other parts of your body, but can also spread to your mouth if you have oral sex. Do see a doctor to make sure of the diagnosis and get treatment. In the mean time, condomise. If female, have your PAP smear done regularly as this virus is also associated with cervical cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Anal PAP: Along with cervical PAP, talk to your doctor about doing anal PAP as well. Also talk to your doctor about treating the anal wart. Get HPV vaccine to prevent infection with other strains of HPV.

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