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A 20-year-old male asked:

Please help me. a woman's vaginal discharge spread in my pubis(the woman has high risk hpv virus).i only washed my pubis with water without soap. there the vaginal discharge with the washing water went to the glans part of my penis.can i get hpv?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Transfer of strains of the HPV appear to need the presence of virus shedding from the infected party & the grinding nature of intercourse to attach that virus to the uninfected parties tissues. The described exposure seems minimal, but some risk remains. Males rarely know when they acquire these strains or have health problems from them, but they do spread them if they are infected
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
You are at risk of HPV and other STDs. Get HPV vaccine. Visit this site for safe sex guidelines: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines

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