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A 33-year-old male asked:

Can licking fingers cause oral hpv. if the fingers touch hpv infected genital just before licking?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
No risk of HPV from such an exposure.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
If someone toches HPV infected genital and then smoke cigarettes by same hands can cause oral HPV?
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Last updated Feb 8, 2023

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