A 28-year-old male asked:

I have hpv. my girlfriend masturbated after touching me. i think her hand touched my semen and then she masturbated. she didn't touch my penis, just touched the semen. if there is hpv in the semen, can she get an infection (also we'll take vaccine)?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
HPV transmission: As far as known, HPV isn't transmitted by semen. It's only transmitted by direct contact of infected with susceptible surfaces. The risk may not be zero, but if's extremely low. No reason for worry. (I'm glad to hear you're planning to be vaccinated.)
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