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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
Not Likely: If he is fingering your anus and then your vagina, you are primarily only exposing yourself to yourself. If you know you have hpv in your anus and not in your vagina, he could transfer the virus to the vagina. Hpv can be transferred by any solid object being shared between a hpv infected area and non-infected area. ...Read more
Touched girls vagina quickly (one second), did not finger. Washed my hands throughly before touching my own genitals. Can HPV still stay on fingers?
Highly unlikely: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. I think the extremely brief exposure, the nature of the exposure, and your prompt handwashing make it extremely unlikely that you became infected with hpv under those circumstances. ...Read more
If a girl has HPV that cause abnormal cell changes and she gets fingered by her boyfriend is it possible for him to get HPV by fingering her?
Yes: Yes, that would be possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Common warts: No, it doesn't mean permanent HPV. Most HPV infections are cleared by the immune system. The HPV types that cause common warts (hands, feet, etc) are not sexually transmitted. Your wart will clear up with time; or see a doctor for treatment. It's no big deal, nothing to be upset or worried about. ...Read more
Can I pass HPV by just touching my partner with clean fingers? I don't touch my self my hands are washed and hand sanitized.
My boyfriend has a wart on his finger in which he has had for about 2 1/2 years alil under the nail is it true that if you have a wart you have hpv?
I have oral hpv, my 3m old son grabbed my lip with his finger, what are the chances of him catching anything from putting his fingers in his mouth?
Hpv: No chance for your son to become infected. ...Read more
I've had warts on my hands since I was a child. Does HPV cause warts on hands and fingers? Am I going get cervical cancer?
I touched a friend's fingers. 2 hours later I scratched my anus before washing. He might have touched HPV genital warts before we met. Am I infected?
Doubt it: Your question appears to state you put your fingers on your anus (direct contact) to scratch it but the fingers may have been contaminated hours earlier by someone else who touched HPV warts. Strain transfer appears to require direct skin to skin contact and rubbing action with tissue shedding live virus.I doubt that whatever you did qualifies as a means of transfer. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a wart on his finger but it was not caused by genital warts, so is it contagious? Isn't it only genital warts that are caused by hpv?
Plantar wart: He probably has what is termed a "plantar wart" which is a common wart of the hand. The wart is usually caused by HPV but it is a different strain than the that causes genital warts. It can be transmitted so it helps to cover the wart in a bandage, especially when it is moist. There are over the counter medicines at your local drug store to treat them. Good luck! ...Read more
Can entering things in anal (finger, pens, dildo, carrot, colonoscope, .) consider a risk factor for anal or rectal cancer (not with hpv and stds)?
No: The link to HPV is clear-cut, but this won't up risk. Be careful with pens or anything else that can perforate your mucosa or that could become lodged there. If this is something you really want to do, with yourself or with others, fine. There's no understanding personal turn-ons. If this is compulsive / unwanted behavior, a short course of cognitive-behavioral therapy might free you from it. ...Read more
During masturbation, I touch my cervix with my fingers (washed hands before). Is this likely to cause HPV or cervical cancer?
Do the strains of HPV that cause warts on feet and fingers are also the stains that cause penile/urethral/anal cancer? I have warts, am I at risk?
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
Hpv burned my hand from vagina and it seems like it burned finger nerved. I touched a girls vagina fluid doc says it ain't but I think is a new strain?
Avoid touching it: Haven't heard of anyone else getting burning sensations immediately upon touching a woman's vaginal fluids, regardless of whether or not viruses are present. If one is getting such immediate burning sensations upon contact with the fluid, one should avoid contact with the fluid. Touch, pain, and related sensations are highly influenced by the toucher's neural processing of the touch stimuli. ...Read more
+high risk HPV DNA: The international assoc. For research on cancer reclassified hpv-66 as a high-risk, carcinogenic type of hpv and rec. That it be included as part of routine screening in 2005. Guidelines rec. Testing for the presence of “high-risk” types of hpv as an additional diagnostic tool for equivocal or ambiguous cytology results. Used to det. Need for colposcopy/cervical cytology analysis for women >30yrs. ...Read more
Warts, cancer: There are many strains of HPV. Some strains cause genital warts, while others cause cervical cancer. There has also been significant increase in young men and women developing throat and tongue cancers from HPV exposure through oral sex. That is why we are pushing for all young men and women to get the HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Not directly: The hpv virus typically causes genital warts and changes in the cervix. The cervical changes (dysplasia) are pre-cancerous. They often will spontaneously resolve or can be treated if they are persisting or getting worst. If left untreated, these changes can progress to cervical cancer which if untreated can result in death. ...Read more
Pap test and HPV DNA: The standard screening test for HPV and cervical cancer precursors for someone between the ages of 30 and 65 is cervicovaginal cytology (Pap test) with an HPV DNA test done at the same time. If these are both negative, then you do not have HPV. Such screening should be performed every three to five years at a minimum. Hope this helps. ...Read more