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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. Howard Schneider
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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 body 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

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Can hpv be spread onto your actual butt cheeks, not just anus? If so can you spread it through the toilet, please please clarify.

Can hpv be spread onto your actual butt cheeks, not just anus? If so can you spread it through the toilet, please please clarify.

Site specific: The various strains of genital HPV are site specific. In simple terms, they only go where they like to live & in this case it is the genital skin. There appears to be a direct skin to skin contact for these strains to transfer, so toilet seat transfer is a myth. ...Read more

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Can HPV spread as easily through contact?

Can HPV spread as easily through contact?

HPV THROUGH COTACT: If by contact you mean nonsexual contact than the answer is no
but it can spread easily through sexual contact if one of the sexual partner has lesions called condylomata or genital warts.
It is preventable by immunising boys and girls starting at age 11. ...Read more

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Is HPV be spread through kissing?

Yes: Hpv can be spread by any intimate contact with infected individuals who are in an infectious state. ...Read more

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Can hpv be spread through oral sex?

Can hpv be spread through oral sex?

Yes, but...: Nobody knows the degree of risk because there are too many unknowns, such as: does the other person have the virus, how much virus does she have, what exactly is oral sex for that couple, how many total minutes of exposure per episode, how many episodes, how much total virus gets into the guy's mouth, etc., etc... So, in life, if a person is a "worrier", he has to play it safe and not do stuff. ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Unlikely, but...: A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves is unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...Read more

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How is it possible for a virgin to get HPV? Can HPV be spread through the air?

How is it possible for a virgin to get HPV? Can HPV be spread through the air?

Little or no risk: HPV is not spread through the air or in the environment, e.g. touching surfaces, in toilets, by towels, etc. Almost all cases are by sex, virgins not at risk. However, there is slight risk from some kinds of sex without penetration, especially oral sex; and maybe rare cases by hand-genital contact, fingiering, etc. Get vaccinated to prevent the 9 most common and most dangerous HPV types. ...Read more

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Hpv is spread through contact so can you have HPV on your hands and in your mouth?

Hpv is spread through contact so can you have HPV on your hands and in your mouth?

Different strains: The hpv that causes warts on skin are a different strain than what causes hpv in the mouth. Like humans are made up of many different strains, with different skin, eye and hair color, different shapes. So you can have warts on your hands and hpv in your mouth, but they aren't likely spread from one to the other. ...Read more

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How plausible is it for HPV to be spread through non-sexual or proxy contact (one not washing hands properly someone touching door handle after them)?

How plausible is it for HPV to be spread through non-sexual or proxy contact (one not washing hands properly someone touching door handle after them)?

Not impossible but..: By far, genital hpv is more commonly and more easily transmitted via sex. Plus, certain strains have a higher affinity for certain types of skin cells. Infection requires contact between skin cells and live virus. The virus must attach to cell receptors and get into a cell. Direct contact, microtrauma to skin and high viral load all favor infection. Sex is better than door knobs for transmission. ...Read more

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Cervical High Risk HPV caught early, but how do I know it hasn't spread through my vagina or elsewhere?

Cervical High Risk HPV caught early, but how do I know it hasn't spread through my vagina or elsewhere?

Germ behavior: There are hundreds of strains of HPV and each has carved out it's own favorite territory. Genital strains of HPV stay there. The wart strains like the outer tissue of the labia or penile shaft, while the strains associated with cervical cancer like that tissue. It does not enter your blood to go to other parts of the body. These are issues which you can discuss with your doc at your follow up visits ...Read more

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I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

No risk, no worries: I find it difficult to believe you found toilet paper that really had blood on it. But if that happened, there would be little or no risk for any of these infections. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Hye. Dose hpv genital wart spread through washing underwaer toghather with infected person with just cold water and soup?? Plz explain and why??

Hye. Dose hpv genital wart spread through washing underwaer toghather with infected person with just cold water and soup?? Plz explain and why??

Here are some...: For viral particles to gain access to body surface, there should be a compatible surface with cells and environment for the virus to harbor and replicate. So, the circumstance your described should pose almost zero odd to contract the virus. If contracted, personal humoral immune defense will try to fend off such invasion. All in all, for average healthy person, one should be okay to survive... ...Read more

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Can HPV be spread through indirect contact? For example, if my finger touches a genital wart and I lick my finger with my tongue, can I get mouth wart

No risk: This is one of at least 3 questions you have asked about HPV, all of them suggesting you are unnecessarily worried about catching it. You are at risk of HPV only by sex with infected partners. Nobody can say the risk is zero with this sort of contact, but it is far too low to worry about. If you are sexually active, even with only one partner, that's how you'll get HPV someday. No other way. ...Read more

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Can women give HPV to men?

Can women give HPV to men?

Yes: Hpv is everywhere and most people have at least one strain of it. It is pretty easily transmitted from either gender to any sexual partner. ...Read more

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Can men be tested for HPV?

Can men be tested for HPV?

Yes: There are both serum tests (antibody response) and clinical tests for what appear to be HPV lesions. Their doc can arrange this. ...Read more

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Can there be really no way for men to know their HPV status?

Can there be really no way for men to know their HPV status?

Sorry, but no: There are not routine testing methods available for men to know their hpv status. ...Read more

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Does HPV affect men sperm?

Does HPV affect men sperm?

No.: Sperm are created in the testicles and travel through the vas deferens (a tube) to ultimately exit the body at the end of the penis. The human papillomavirus does not impact sperm production or transport. It might be possible for a wart or a tumor (potentially caused by hpv) to impede ejaculation at the distal penis, thereby impeding the exit of sperm, but the sperm themselves would be the same. ...Read more

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Should men get the HPV virus?

Should men get the HPV virus?

The vaccine, YES!: The hpv vaccine, or gardasil, is best known for its prevention of cervical cancers and cervical dysplasias. The hpv vaccine also protects against anal and rectal cancers, and is showing some promise in protection against esophageal and throat cancers that may be hpv related. It also offers protection against genital warts. So yes, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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How bad for men is the HPV virus?

How bad for men is the HPV virus?

Not as dangerous..: It is not as dangerous form men as it is for women. In men, it typically causes venereal
warts. In women, certain strains of hpv can cause cervical cancer. Certain strains might
be related to penile cancers. Best is to avid unprotected sexual relations and if you have
a lesion that doesn’t belong…get it checked out. ...Read more

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Why there is no HPV test for men?

Why there is no HPV test for men?

Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read more

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Is there no test for men for hpv?

Yes: Men can undergo an exam of the genital area with acetic preparation as well as a dna probe for evidence of hpv. Young men can also get an hpv vaccine now. ...Read more

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Does the HPV in men prevent reproduction?

NO: Hpv is a virus that is spread by close physical (often sexual) contact. The virus can cause warts, dysplasia (pre cancer) and sometimes can cause cancer (of the cervix, vagina, vulva, anus, and penis). In men, hpv infection generally does not impact fertility / reproduction. ...Read more

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Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Can men get cancer from HPV like women do?

Yes: Though uncommon as compared to hpv-related cervical cancer, in men hpv is associated with a large percentage of both penile cancers and anal cancers. ...Read more

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What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

What kind of cancer does HPV cause in men?

It can cause a few: HPV is most known for cervical cancer in women, but obviously this is not an issue. It is becoming well established that it is a major cause of cancer of the head and neck, particularly squamous cell cancer of the oropharynx. The other cancer it causes that is becoming much more common is anal cancer. It can also cause penile cancer, but is less commonly seen in this setting. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what is the treatment for men with hpv?

Treat only symptoms: There is no treatment for hpv infection in men if no symptoms. If there are genital warts those can be treated with variety f treatments with creams locallyor surgical removal. If there is advanced hpv infection like anal cancer it can be treated
early treatments of warts is not recommended ue to increased risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment/cure for HPV for men over 20?

What is the most common treatment/cure for HPV for men over 20?

Several options...: Hpv therapy falls into two general categories. The first is direct destruction of visible lesions using either cryosurgery (freezing), mild acids, podophyllum, electrosurgery ("cauterization") or laser. The second is prescription topical medications used to destroy the lesions and/or eliminate the virus. These include Aldara (imiquimod) cream, veregan ointment and condylox (podofilox) gel. ...Read more

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If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

If im on that HPV shot for men, is it still okay to be sexually active?

Risk is risk: The protection provided by the 2 or 4 strain hpv vaccine applies only to those strains involved (there are many more) and begins to set up within 3-4 wks of the first dose. Completing the 3 dose sequence is thought to confer long lasting immunity. Hpv is one std that condoms don't reliably prevent. If you pick up one or more of the strains before the shot sets up, expect to keep it for life. ...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