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Can HPV be carried under men's fingernails?

Can HPV be carried under men's fingernails?

Yes it could: Hpv is the most common std in the world. In fact, classifying it as an std does not mean that it cannot be transmitted in other ways. For example, skin-to-skin contact could potentially spread the virus. While some hpv infections lead to cancers in both men and women, in most cases hpv will clear up on its own without causing any symptoms, side effects, or problems. Vaccination is recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Is it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

Is it possible for men to have HPV under their finger nails?

HPV under Nails: Transmission of hpv through routes other than sexual is definitely possible. One may be exposed to hpv simply by shaking hands as suggested in the finding of hpv virus under fingernails. Sexually transmitted infections 1999 oct;75(5):317-9:. ...Read more

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How typical is it for men to have HPV under their finger nails ?

How typical is it for men to have HPV under their finger nails ?

Maybe: There are many types of hpv. The hpv that causes warts on the skin is different from the hpv tested for on pap smears. ...Read more

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Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through? What needs to be done? Surgery?!

Can men be treated to get rid of of HPV like women do? How? What treatment should they go through?  What needs to be done? Surgery?!

None: at this time there is no treatment to rid a person of the HPV virus,. That is why we are vaccinating young men and women against the most common cancer causing strains of the virus men who are positive should use a condom to prevent spread of the virus ...Read more

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I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

I heard human papilloma virus spreads by cunilingus cause throat cancer in men?

Can happen: The HPV virus has been known to be associated with the development of squamous cancer of the cervix. More recently, HPV has been shown to also be associated with oral squamous cancer. Since the virus is present under the foreskin of the penis and the vaginal area of the cervix, any means by which the virus can enter the oral cavity can induce the squamous cell lesion. Cunilingus is one method. ...Read more

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When my gyno nurse informed me that i ha ve hpv, she told me i wouldn't be able to spread it to a partner through sexual relations. How is that?

When my gyno nurse informed me that i ha ve hpv, she told me i wouldn't be able to spread it to a partner through sexual relations. How is that?

HPV: You are right to wonder about this advice. But, i surely would need more information. What were your tests and what were their specific results? Where and how did they discover you have hpv? Do you know which strain you have? What treatments did they do or recommend? But, hpv is transmitted skin to skin and from infected body fluids. ...Read more

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Can you spread hpv through doing laundry togrther?

Can you spread hpv through doing laundry togrther?

Unlikely but is viru: HPV virus need repeated bogy to body contact ,body fluid is needed most of the time , also there are several subtypes with site specificity and has its own fetish for location of infection . Don't worry with all the detergent and hot water virus will not survive. ...Read more

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Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Is HPV spread through skin to skin contact? What types?

Yes: All types of hpv are transmitted by skin to skin contact. There are about 100 different types of hpv. About 50 are genitally transmitted. ...Read more

Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more