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Posted on Sat, 2 Mar 2019
Question: If a condom is used during vaginal intercourse, what is the risk of genital wart transmission to an uninfected partner?

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding HPV (genital wart)

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

HPV is a mucocutaneous infection. Transmission is through direct contact with infected genital skin and mucosa. Even though a condom reduces the risk of transmission of HPV, it does not entirely prevent it. This is because a condom covers only a portion of the shaft of the penis.

The skin at the base of the penile shaft, adjacent pubic region and base of the scrotum is exposed and therefore skin to skin contact with infected genital skin or sexual partner during intercourse can lead to transmission of HPV.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (38 minutes later)
Thank you. A follow-up, What is the incubation period and what are the symptoms? Can the virus be passed through toilet seats or the use of the same bath towels? I am probably being paranoid, by my mind is racing.

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding HPV

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Infection with HPV can be clinically silent. However, the time from infection to the clinical appearance of warts may vary from days to weeks. When they appear they are cauliflower or papillomatous growths on genital skin or mucosa. Yes, HPV infection can be transmitted through fomites but genital HPV is usually transmitted only through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. Non-genital warts may be transmitted through fomites I.e sharing contaminated things.

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If a condom is used during vaginal intercourse, what is

Brief Answer: Regarding HPV (genital wart) Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. HPV is a mucocutaneous infection. Transmission is through direct contact with infected genital skin and mucosa. Even though a condom reduces the risk of transmission of HPV, it does not entirely prevent it. This is because a condom covers only a portion of the shaft of the penis. The skin at the base of the penile shaft, adjacent pubic region and base of the scrotum is exposed and therefore skin to skin contact with infected genital skin or sexual partner during intercourse can lead to transmission of HPV. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance