A 28-year-old female asked:

I fingered my girlfriend, she isnt known to have hpv but it is possible cause she had more than 20 sexual partners. i havent touched my genitals for the whole day am i at any risk?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
HPV is transferred from direct genital to genital contact. It is often symptom free unless it is one of the genital wart strains. I don't consider this exposure a risk.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. Ferguson. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm#:~:text=You%20can%20get%20HPV%20by,have%20no%20signs%20or%20symptoms. Get HPV vaccine.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Am very worried....please do reply sir or mam...is it possible to get hpv infection by touching underwear of someone who never had sexual activity before n by accident touched own genitals after 6-8 hours with the same hand..?can it get transmitted??
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
HPV is only transmitted by sex, not by contact with contaminated clothing or a contaminated environment, like toilet seats. Don't worry about this.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
If a dog was chewing on underwear&then someone wore them could u get genital warts if the saliva directly touches ur genitals? I read Hpv is species specific but is tht true? I kno of sum1 tht has genital warts&never had sexual con but had this hapen?
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
No, dog is not infected with HUMAN papillomavirus or a carrier of HPV, i.e. dog does not transmit HPV.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Is it possible to get hpv by touching underwear of someone who is having sex or anykind of sexual activity for first time in their life n by mistake with the same hand we touch our genitals while bathing???pls reply?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Duplicate question. See previous reply. No risk.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
I have never had sexual intercourse. The doctor told me I had a genital warts infection.I'm was wearing a friend's underwear one day How did I get hpv infection without any kind of sexual activity?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Genital warts can be seen and felt and getting them from wearing a friends underwear would not cause them. You need to see a Urologist. There is an ov... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
If i've had all 3 HPV shots before i was sexually active, is there a chance i could still get genital warts ?
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 19 years experience
Yes : However less likely. There are dozens of hpv's and the vaccines under question target the ones that are implicated in female cervical cancer. The vac... Read More
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