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Is HPV transmitted by sharing a cigarette?

Is HPV transmitted by sharing a cigarette?

Theoretically: If the cigarette has been held by a person with hpv on the fingers, theoretically the virus can be transmitted to another person. Usually, however, transmission occurs with direct contact with the virus.

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

If one is prone to cheek/lip biting, what is the possibility of contracting an std (herpes, hpv) through sharing a cigarette with an infected person?

Zero risk: Nobody ever catches any STDs by sharing cigarettes or other oral exposures. Even kissing is no risk, except for oral herpes due to HSV1 (which isn't considered an STD) -- and even this is uncommon. Sores in your mouth make no difference at all. They call them "sexually transmitted" for good reason. Choose partners wisely and have safe sex -- that's all you need to do to avoid all STDs!

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Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Is it possible to contract HPV any other way besides sexually?

Yes: Hpv or human pappiloma virus is the agent for warts. It can occur any part of the body covered by skin or mucosa. So contact with other body parts of another person not in a sexual context can still pass the infection over.

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Can HPV be transmitted any other way besides sexually or orally?

Can HPV be transmitted any other way besides sexually or orally?

Birth canal: Rarely, HPV may also be transmitted through the birth canal of the infected mother, causing recurrent respiratory HPV infection in children.

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Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

Is HPV only sexually transmitted?

HPV: Nope. Not at all. Hpv is transmitted skin to skin. So even just touching someone with warts can transmit this virus.

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What can cause HPV other than sexual contact?

What can cause HPV other than sexual contact?

Close contact: Hand warts, feet warts (plantar warts), digital warts and flat warts all caused by hpv. Hand and feet warts may occur after open skin (wound, abrasion, scratch, cuts, etc) in contact with warts virus presenting in gym (floor, equipment, etc.), swimming pools, house floors, meat, etc. Digitsl/flat warts might be spreading thorugh shaving.

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Can I still get the HPV shot after 1 year of being sexually active?

Can I still get the HPV shot after 1 year of being sexually active?

Reasonable idea: The vaccine can only protect you from HPV strains to which you are not infected. Since the present vaccine contains 9 strains, there is a good chance you have never been exposed to most of them. Getting the vaccine now in not only reasonable but has a good chance of simplifying your life over many years.

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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.

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Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. Can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Can you get hpv by not being sexually active. Can you get it by handshaking and casual contacts?

Not really: There are dozens of strains of HPV, but the ones associated with genital warts or cancer are not passed that way. They appear to require direct contact from one infected surface to another to transfer and do so to specific recipient tissues, not the rough and thick skin of the hand.

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Is it possible that my wife or I could have HPV even though neither of us have had other sexual partners for our whole life?

Hpv: No. Hpv is a sexually transmitted virus. If neither partner was sexually active with anyone else prior to marriage, then you cannot have hpv.

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Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?

Hi. Can a women or a men develop HPV without sexual contact. If the couple has it does it mean that one of the two slept with someone else who has it?

HPV transmission: Although HPV is mainly considered a sexually transmitted disease, there is some evidence of some transmission during exposure during rough play such as wrestling or contact sports. This is one of the reasons the Gardasil vaccine for HPV prevention is administered to boys and girls as early as 11 years of age. Hope this helps.

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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).

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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.

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Can low risk hpv go away faster if your not sexually active?

Can low risk hpv go away faster if your not sexually active?

Makes no difference: The only thing known that seems to help the immune system clear HPV any faster is to avoid smoking. Treating visible warts may speed things up as well. Nothing else is known to help. And certainly avoiding sex won't make any difference, although of course that would reduce your risk of other HPV infections. You definitely should be vaccinated against HPV if not yet done.

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If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

If HPV can clear on its own is it possible it can come back without any sexual partners at all?

Yes: A "clear" hpv test may mean the virus is only 'suppressed' to sub clinical levels where it is not detectable and won't cause disease; but may replicate at a later time to detectable, clinical levels where it may cause changes. The further out a person is negative the less likely it is to become positive without new exposure, but it is possible.

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I am 16, female. Never had sexual contact before. Would there be any way to know if I'm infected with hpv???

Unlikely...: It is very unlikely to have HPV if you have never had sex before. Even if you did in most cases at your age your body gets rid of it by the age of 21, reason why the American Academy of Gynecology does not recommend getting regularly tested for this until you reach that age regardless of sexual activity,

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Been told I have low risk hpv to come back every 6months can it go away as early as those 6months w/o sexual activity?

More information: If you are 20 years old, there is no reason for you to have had a Pap smear. HPV can present as either genital warts or abnormal Pap. Low risk HPV is generally benign. Your immune system can suppress this, especially at your age. I don't think 6 months is appropriate (more likely a year). I would recommend Gardasil Vaccine. This will help protect against more high risk HPV strains.

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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.

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