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Is there a substantial risk of contracting hpv-positive oropharyngeal cancer from someone?
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: We don't know
It has only been fairly recently that we have had good evidence for a link between hpv infection in the oral pharyngeal area and cancer.
It is unclear what the real risk is and whether contact with someone with either hpv or hpv-associated cancer can lead to transmission.

In brief: We don't know
It has only been fairly recently that we have had good evidence for a link between hpv infection in the oral pharyngeal area and cancer.
It is unclear what the real risk is and whether contact with someone with either hpv or hpv-associated cancer can lead to transmission.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very hot topic
The infectivity of oral hpv is very high, and despite salacaious thoughts to the contrary, the most efficient way is osculation (kissing).
While infectivity is high, carcinogenesis is quite low. So, many are infected very few develop cancers. The same is true for oro-genital/ano-genital transmission.

In brief: Very hot topic
The infectivity of oral hpv is very high, and despite salacaious thoughts to the contrary, the most efficient way is osculation (kissing).
While infectivity is high, carcinogenesis is quite low. So, many are infected very few develop cancers. The same is true for oro-genital/ano-genital transmission.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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