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A 28-year-old female asked:

What are my chances of contracting genital warts (hpv) from fingering a girl for few seconds and she didnt have any genital warts, and i also didnt touch my genitals at all before washing my hands. am i at a risk of a cancerous strain too?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Your risk of getting HPV from what you described is virtually nil, For information on this topic, visit this site: 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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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
No. Not from your description.
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