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How does a child get hand warts caused by HPV virus?

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Dr. Margot Watson
Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Different strains

There are lots of different hpv strains.
The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't stds which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious.

In brief: Different strains

There are lots of different hpv strains.
The ones that are sexually transmitted, which cause cervical and penile cancer, don't cause warts on someone's hand. There are strains that aren't stds which do cause warts on the hand and are transmitted just through skin to skin contact. They are all very contagious.
Dr. Margot Watson
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: Direct contact

Hpv is acquired by direct contact with the virus from somebody else who also has it.

In brief: Direct contact

Hpv is acquired by direct contact with the virus from somebody else who also has it.
Dr. Martin Raff
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