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How is HPV transmitted?

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Posted on Mon, 2 Mar 2015
Question: Am I correct in saying that there is no way that a male (me) who has been exposed to HPV can have sex with a women without the risk of exposing her to the disease?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
There is definitely a risk.

Detailed Answer:
As your question if you can have sex
and regarding HPV. It transmits through intimate skin-to-skin contact. You can spread HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex to anyone. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. It is is the most common sexually transmitted infection. As you are sexually active can even with only one person you can transmit it. But if you have no lesion in genital area then risk is low.Even if you have no symptoms you can be pass it. Your partner can develop symptoms years.I suggest use latex condoms correctly every time you have sex. This can drastically lower your chances of getting HPV. HPV can infect areas that are not covered by a condom.Be in amonogamous relationship. You can get your partner as well as yourself vaccinated.There is no treatment for the virus but treatment is available for health problems that HPV can cause.


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Follow up: Dr. Sheetal Verma (8 hours later)
Thank you. I have read - but I do not believe that this was a medical opinion - that there are some sexual positions that when accompanied with a condom can allow a person exposed to HPV to have safe sex. And not infect their partner. This seems doubtful to me, but if this is true, what are those positions or what are the conditions under which sex with HPV can be safe?
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No medical literature suggests any such thing.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

According to medical literature there are no such positions which are safe and others are not. I would not be able to comment on this. There are no documented clinical theories.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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How is HPV transmitted?

Brief Answer: There is definitely a risk. Detailed Answer: As your question if you can have sex and regarding HPV. It transmits through intimate skin-to-skin contact. You can spread HPV by having vaginal, anal, or oral sex to anyone. It is most commonly spread during vaginal or anal sex. It is is the most common sexually transmitted infection. As you are sexually active can even with only one person you can transmit it. But if you have no lesion in genital area then risk is low.Even if you have no symptoms you can be pass it. Your partner can develop symptoms years.I suggest use latex condoms correctly every time you have sex. This can drastically lower your chances of getting HPV. HPV can infect areas that are not covered by a condom.Be in amonogamous relationship. You can get your partner as well as yourself vaccinated.There is no treatment for the virus but treatment is available for health problems that HPV can cause. Hope I answered your query. You can take a follow-up query. If no clarifications then you can close the discussion and rate the answer and write a review. Dr. Sheetal Verma Infectious diseases Specialist