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How do you "catch" the types of cervical cancer? Is it always by sex with an HPV carrier?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sex

Unfortunately a condom is not as benificial with hpv exposure as it might for other std's.
Infectious particles are often located outside the area covered by a condom & spread in a stealt fashion, so your only realistic ways to avoid hvp is to abstain or get the vaccine.

In brief: Sex

Unfortunately a condom is not as benificial with hpv exposure as it might for other std's.
Infectious particles are often located outside the area covered by a condom & spread in a stealt fashion, so your only realistic ways to avoid hvp is to abstain or get the vaccine.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mostly

Safe sex can reduce your risk if he has hpv.

In brief: Mostly

Safe sex can reduce your risk if he has hpv.
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
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Dr. Marlon White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sexually transmitted

It is highly unlikely to "catch" the high risk human papilloma virus that increases the risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer by any means other that close sexual contact.
Unfortunately, it can be spread through vaginal, oral and anal sex. Be careful, always use a condom, and get vaccinated against high risk hpv if you qualify. Current approved ages are 9-26 years old in both males and females.

In brief: Sexually transmitted

It is highly unlikely to "catch" the high risk human papilloma virus that increases the risk for cervical dysplasia or cancer by any means other that close sexual contact.
Unfortunately, it can be spread through vaginal, oral and anal sex. Be careful, always use a condom, and get vaccinated against high risk hpv if you qualify. Current approved ages are 9-26 years old in both males and females.
Dr. Marlon White
Dr. Marlon White
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