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My girlfriend has hpv. Can i get it if she use saliva as a lubricant when giving me a a handjob? Also can she give me oral sex?

My girlfriend has hpv. Can i get it if she use saliva as a lubricant when giving me a a handjob? Also can she give me oral sex?

Possible...: While hpv infection is largely considered std, its auto-inoculation is possible, like laryngeal papilloma by maternal to neonatal route. Besides, many hpv-infected persons may have no visible warts, and not all the exposed contract it. So, it's possible; these may irk your yes-or-no expectation, but that would never be in real life. Then, keeping healthy is key to win invisible war. ...Read more

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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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I had oral sex With my husband from 3years ago he had genital wart dose i get oral hpv ,it possible infect my family through eating same dish saliva?


 I had oral sex With my husband from 3years ago he had genital wart dose i get oral hpv ,it possible infect my family through eating same dish saliva?

Unpredictable.: One won't know she has oral HPV in the mouth or throat unless there's an abnormal spot or lump. Tiny spots of HPV would not be noticed by the person. Some strains of HPV don't cause big problems. One should get vaccinated against the bad strains of HPV (Gardasil-9 vaccine), to help prevent ano-genital infections. In real life, sharing food or water is fine, but maybe not chewing for somebody else. ...Read more

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Can HPV be transmitted through saliva?

Can HPV be transmitted through saliva?

HPV and Saliva: Yes. But, remember that most of us are infected with a strain of hpv by age 26. This will be an interesting story to follow as medicine learns more about hpv; finds more and better tests to predict the cancers this virus can cause. And, now that there is the gardisil vaccine all at risk (all young adults) should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Is HPV transmitted by saliva alone? Doctor

Is HPV transmitted by saliva alone? Doctor

No: HPV is not transmitted by saliva alone. It can be transmitted by nearly any sexual contact--oral, vaginal or anal. ...Read more

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I masturbated using spit(saliva) as a lube. Is this ok? I've read answers on here saying using spit can lead to HPV or gonnorrhea.

I masturbated using spit(saliva) as a lube. Is this ok? I've read answers on here saying using spit can lead to HPV or gonnorrhea.

Saliva: This will not transmit sexually transmitted diseases even if you are using somebody else's saliva as a lubricant. In order to get an STD you must get it from somebody other than yourself, and saliva generally inactivates most organisms because of the enzymes it contains. ...Read more

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Can oral HPV pass through saliva, spit?If someone spit on my lip while talkinkg , can pass oral HPV to me?

Can oral HPV pass through saliva, spit?If someone spit on my lip while talkinkg , can pass oral HPV to me?

Unlikely: Accidental exposure to a small amount of saliva as you describe is very unlikely to transmit hpv but it isn't impossible. I'd say the likelihood of getting it this way is extremely low, however. ...Read more

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What is HPV and how do you get it?

Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans.Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more