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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 you get HPV in your mouth?

Can you get HPV in your mouth?

Yes: Mouth is occasionally affected by hpv. Hpv has also been implicated in throat cancer. ...Read more

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When do I need to get mouth checks if at risk for hpv?

Good question: Hpv as you seem to understand, appears to lead to increased oral cancers. If you were to have any symptoms of oral lesions get examined. In the meantime have you gotten and completed your hpv vaccine? ...Read more

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What percent of women with the bad types of HPV down there get them in their mouth too?

Unknown: I have not seen a statistic on oral hpv. It is however on the increase along with anal hpv. Part of the increase is due to more awareness of physicians to look for these problems. ...Read more

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Can i get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if i believe i came in contact with someone who has HPV ? Ex: giving head

Can i get some kind of mouth swab test to see if I am HPV positive if i believe i came in contact with someone who has HPV ? Ex: giving head

HPV: Currently, hpv testing is in standard clinical use only for female pap smears. Oral hpv testing is used in research studies but not widely in clinical practice. ...Read more

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How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

How do you get HPV in the mouth? My daughter has it?

Normal Flora: Hpv is normally found in the mouth, kept in balance with bacteria, fungi/yeast, and your immune system. If there is an inbalance or change in your immune system, hpv can grow/increase and cause their damage. ...Read more

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Can u get HPV warts in mouth; how long before they show up ?

Can u get HPV warts in mouth; how long before they show up ?

Yes, common: I generally see one or two cases of hpv warts in peoples mouths a week. Almost all of these warts are asymptomatic. They are discovered only by looking. I recommend that these always be removed. ...Read more

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Is it rare to get mouth warts even if the mouth got exposed to oral HPV?

Very rare: Yes, very rare. See replies to your other questions. Please do your own research to educate yourself about HPV. Two good resources are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/std) and the American Sexual Health Association (http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/hpv/) ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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