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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.

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Christopher Bailey
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In brief: No

Human papillomavirus (hpv) cannot be passed through touch with clean hands.
Hpv is passed through sexual contact, both vaginal and anal, and more rarely through oral sex.

In brief: No

Human papillomavirus (hpv) cannot be passed through touch with clean hands.
Hpv is passed through sexual contact, both vaginal and anal, and more rarely through oral sex.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Of course proper sanitation, as you note, is important. However, you do not have to worry about touching yourself - you cannot give yourself HPV and will not spread it to your hands from yourself.
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