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How is HPV (genital warts) passed on through anal sex. Is it only acquired if the person is infected ?

How is HPV (genital warts)  passed on through anal sex. Is it only acquired if the person is infected ?

Skin to skin: Hpv is a virus that is transmitted by close skin to skin contact. In order to catch it, the person you are in contact with needs to already be infected. If neither person has the virus, there is no way it can be transmitted or passed, even with anal sex. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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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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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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What is best protection in lesbian relationships against HPV infection? Is it enough not touching moucous membranes? How exactly is it transmited?

What is best protection in lesbian relationships against HPV infection? Is it enough not touching moucous membranes? How exactly is it transmited?

Dental dams: or saran wrap can be used as a barrier when performing oral sex. Also cover sex toys with a condom. HPV is transmitted by coming in contact with secretions containing HPV or unprotected contact with genital, anal or oral lesions. ...Read more

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How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

How is HPV human papillomavirus tested?

DNA analysis: Testing is primarily performed if there is concern that the hpv strain is one with a risk for future uterine cancer. There are > 100 different strains of hpv, type 16 &18 are the severely risky ones, a few others are of intermediate risk. Most are fortunately harmless. Test is by swabbing cervical area of vagina and usually performed together with a pap test. ...Read more

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How is chickenpox transmitted?

How is chickenpox transmitted?

Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters). ...Read more

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Describe how HPV (human papillomavirus) is contracted?

Describe how HPV (human papillomavirus) is contracted?

As STD : As std through intercourse. But also from skin and mucous membranes. Depends on the strain. There are hundreds of varieties. Some cause venereal warts, others plantar warts, others regular warts. ...Read more

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How is herpes contracted?

Herpes Simplex: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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How easy is it to catch genital warts?

How easy is it to catch genital warts?

Easily transmitted: Genital warts are caused by hpv virus. If you have visible genital warts, then in all likelihood, you have exposed recent partners to the strains of hpv virus that caused them in the first place (or your partner to you!). Most of us, though, by virtue of being human beings who are sexually active, have already been exposed to many strains of the hpv virus. Talk to your doctor about treatment! ...Read more

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How common is it for herpes to be spread via kiss?

How common is it for herpes to be spread via kiss?

Very: Historically that is how it is spread. Most infectious people don't know that they are when they kiss others. ...Read more

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Can i get HPV from HPV vaccine? Is it possible for the HPV vaccine shot to give me the HPV virus? .

No, : No, you cannot get hpv from the hpv vaccination. The hpv vaccination prevents the virus, and prevents the types of cancer that the virus can cause, such as vaginal, rectal, and oral cancers. ...Read more

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How is HBV transmitted?

How is HBV transmitted?

Blood/sex/vertical: This virus is considered a sexually transmissable disease. It can also be transmitted as a blood borne infection such intravenous drug use and sharing razors or toothbrushes. Our blood banks are very safe now and all blood is carefully screened but receiving blood transfusion in the past was a risk factor. Finally pregnant mothers with hepatitis b can pass the virus to their newborn. ...Read more

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How is herpes zoster virus transmitted? Is it safe to live in the same place as the person infected?

How is herpes zoster virus transmitted? Is it safe to live in the same place as the person infected?

You already have it!: The reason that you likely already have the herpes zoster virus is that it is the same thing as the chickenpox virus (varicella). When we get chicken pox the virus that causes it never really leaves our bodies. It stays in a part of the nerve near the spine. After many years, your immunity wanes and the virus may become active again, typically just along the distribution of one spinal nerve. ...Read more

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How is the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) transmitted to heterosexuals?

How is the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) transmitted to heterosexuals?

Same as heterosex: Hiv is transmitted by the virus present in body secretions deposited onto areas of either mucous membranes (rectal mucosa, oral mucosa or tonsils) where there are receptor sites to which the virus attaches. There are some forms of sexual activity in which individuals are more prone to bleeding, in which case these bleeding sites present a rapid route for viral entry. ...Read more

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How is HIV transmitted?

Sex, blood and birth: Sex, blood contact (e.g. Shared needles), or perinatal transmission (from an infected mother to an infant at birth). In terms of sexual transmission, the biggest risk is anal or vaginal intercourse, especially for the receptive partner (the one "on the bottom"). ...Read more

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How HIV is transmitted?

How HIV is transmitted?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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Is it possible to transmit the HPV non-sexually?

Is it possible to transmit the HPV non-sexually?

Yes: It can be passed by any skin to skin contact. The data shows that 80% of us will have hpv during our life. The Gardasil trial showed that 37% of 9 year olds in the trial had already been exposed to hpv. Therefore, the answer is yes. It can be passed by any skin contact. ...Read more

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Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

Can HPV be cured or is it only treated ??

HPV: Hi, most of HPV infections are cleared by the body within 2 years. There is currently no specific treatment for HPV infection. But there is vaccine approved for use in women and men to prevent the high risk HPVs. ...Read more

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How is oral HPV transmitted to to mouth. And the female is HPV cervical dysplasia and performs just oral sex one time is it still transmitted.

How is oral HPV transmitted to to mouth. And the female is HPV cervical dysplasia and performs just oral sex one time is it still transmitted.

Oral Sex: In this ongoing quest to give you information about a virus that is ambiguous and difficult to describe and test for, the female in this situation is at so much more risk than the male. The male, if he has not cleared the hpv he got as a younger person, is much more likely to be passing this on to the female than the other way around. ...Read more

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If you are with the person who initially gave you HPV do you simply transfer HPV back in forth? If you stay with that person can you ever clear it?

If you are with the person who initially gave you HPV do you simply transfer HPV back in forth? If you stay with that person can you ever clear it?

HPV: The virus is likely to remain with you the rest of your life whether or not you remain with the same partner. You need to have a pelvic exam and make sure that there are no changes in your cervix requiring treatment. ...Read more

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If in your 20's&havehpv & are with the same person who gaveit to you will HPV ever clear from your papresults or are you transferring HPV backnforth?

If in your 20's&havehpv & are with the same person who gaveit to you will HPV ever clear from your papresults or are you transferring HPV backnforth?

HPV: This is not necessarily being transferred back and forth, but rather not curable in the sense that it will always stay with you. Only some strains predispose to malignancy and regular checks with pelvic exams is a good idea. You might consider getting the hpv vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you transfer HPV to a dog or cat if they drink out of your toilet? Please help

Can you transfer HPV to a dog or cat if they drink out of your toilet? Please help

Human Papillomavirus: can only cause warts in humans. Dogs have their own variant called CPV (canine papillomavirus). If you have pets who regularly drink out of the toilet and also lick family members on the face, you would be wise to remind all household members to put the lid down on the toilet after each use to prevent the dog from using the toilet as a water bowl. ...Read more

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Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

Can the HPV virus be transfered to a dog?

HPV: stands for Human Papilloma Virus, and the host is only humans. Dogs can get a similar virus, but it is unique to them, and usually occurs in the mouth. ...Read more

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Can HPV be transferred if a girl gives me a unprotected blowjob?

Extremely unlikely: Oral HPV isn't all that rare, but a lot less common than genital HPV. More important, even in the busiest STD clinics, we virtually never see patients with genital (e.g. penile) warts whose only possible exposures were oral sex. While nobody can say the risk is zero from oral sex, it is extremely rare -- zero for practical purposes. Oral sex can be considered safe sex in regard to HPV. ...Read more

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Can abnormal cells in the cervix be sexually transferred if it's not hpv?

Can abnormal cells in the cervix be sexually transferred if it's not hpv?

No: Abnormal cells like cancer cells can not be easily transferred; so there is no risk of contagion other than infections with viruses like herpes and human papilloma viruses(hpv). ...Read more

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If my partner and I already had unprotected and I have abnormal pap w/ low risk HPV does this mean that we were transferring back and forth ?

Permanent resident: Once you have one of the strains of HPV it can stay around indefinitely.Whether or not you pass it to anther depends on whether you are shedding the virus at the time of contact.Shedding can be intermittent. If your partner has acquired it, the same rules apply. You do not pass this back and forth like a strep throat. ...Read more

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What happens if HPV is transferred from mom to child through birth, can the child infect anyone else with it?

What happens if HPV is transferred from mom to child through birth, can the child infect anyone else with it?

Difficult issue: The data does show some forms (genital warts) emerging up to 2-3 years after a vaginal birth to an infected mom. Since subsequent transmission to someone else would require close physical contact, and the strains are specific to their sites, such would be unexpected unless the kid was sexually abused. The warts themselves gradually clear or are removed long before puberty. ...Read more

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I have genital warts caused by hpv so what I should do?and does touching my genital areas will transfer the warts to other parts of my body ?

No significant risk: Genital warts almost never are transmitted to other areas of the body. They also are not transmitted to other persons, such as your baby. The genital types of HPV don't easily infect other areas. To be as safe as possible, just use common sense hygiene, like washing your hands after using the toilet and before handling your baby, e.g. changing diapers. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Does HPV only stay in genital area or can be transferred to our garments/underwear? Silly question but had to ask, curious about it actually. Thanks!

Does HPV only stay in genital area or can be transferred to our garments/underwear? Silly question but had to ask, curious about it actually. Thanks!

Highly unlikely: HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI). HPV is so common that nearly all sexually active men and women get it at some point in their lives. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex, and can be transmitted even when an infected person has no signs or symptoms. HPV may live on undergarments for a short period of time, but is unlikely to be transmitted in this way. ...Read more

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Received annalingus/rimming. Now have itchy bum. STI? Have HPV in cervix and bf has done unprotected oral on me. So he has it- Transferred to bum?!

Not HPV: HPV infections don't itch -- typically there are no symptoms at all, except skin bumps (warts) in some HPV infections. Yeast is the main causes of genital and/or anal itching. STDs are possible from analingus but unlikely. Keep the area clean and dry, or maybe try an OTC anti-fungal cream (or vaginal cream if you also have vaginal area itching or irritation). See a doctor if these don't help. ...Read more

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No infection (CIN). If I have sex with partner wearing condom, will I give him HPV? How to prevent giving it to him? Does the virus always transfer?

No infection (CIN). If I have sex with partner wearing condom, will I give him HPV? How to prevent giving it to him? Does the virus always transfer?

HPV: HPV is transmitted from skin to skin contact. Condoms lower the risk. It is unclear what you mean by “No infection (CIN).” This is not clear what you mean. Typically CIN is caused by the HPV virus. ...Read more

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Does HPV virus transfer only when the carrier (host)has an infection (CIN)? Where is HPV located?Only inside the vagina/cervix or thighs/skin outside?

? word games ?: The HPV virus becomes a long term resident of the person it infects. While it is obvious it can transfer while visible lesions are present (like warts), it can also be passed periodically if no lesions exist at all.The sites of residence are those preferred by the strain involved.Wart strains are more external while those cancer related strains are more internal. ...Read more

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I just noticed a few warts on my palms. Can these transfer to other parts of my body? Would warts on hands be the same strain as genital HPV?

I just noticed a few warts on my palms. Can these transfer to other parts of my body? Would warts on hands be the same strain as genital HPV?

No: HPV is a common virus in nature and has dozens of strains that effect humans, The strains are like families & each has a preferred tissue where it lives/is found. The common genital wart strains ( 6,11 & others) are different from those that show up on the skin/palms (1,2,4 & others). The warts on your palm may find their way to spread to other regular skin sites. ...Read more

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Discovered I have HPV high risk. Pap smear ok. But bf gave me rim job right after oral sex on vagina. Anal cancer? HPV transferred to anus?

No: Most women do clear their HPV infection. Do keep getting PAP smears as advised by your doctor. Rimming is not increasing you risk of anal cancer over what you have otherwise.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more