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A 31-year-old female asked about a male:

Is it possible to get oral hpv from licking fingers /sucking fingers of a partner?.dont know whether partners finger touched genitals before tht.?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
HPV is very contagious by skin contact.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
HPV is not transmitted from fingers or hands, and oral infection is uncommon. No risk, no worries. Don't worry about HPV except by genital intercourse.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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"Paranoid" or not, I see no reason to repeat the same answer.
Mar 18, 2022

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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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Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Oral HPV is uncommon, even after oral-genital exposure, and certainly is no risk from mouth-finger contact. Don't worry about it!
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Touched girls vagina quickly (one second), did not finger. Washed my hands throughly before touching my own genitals. Can HPV still stay on fingers?
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Urology 46 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
I have contamination ocd. If I had HPV on my uvula and my finger touched it and I continuously washed my hands thoroughly and then my fingertouched my genitals the next day could I pass it to my genitals? I have never kissed or had any sexual contact?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
In case a person has oral hpv, then licking a finger for few seconds and then touching nose and eyes through the same finger can transmit hpv to these body sites?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Touch alone does not transmit HPV
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Last updated Apr 24, 2023

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