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Is HPV infection contagious?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jan 2016
Question: My partner has been HPV squamous cell throat cancer. Can I get HPV from him? I earlier tested negative for it. Thanks for doing this.

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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
HPV infection will be transmitted usually following oral or vaginal sex

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. HPV associated throat cancer occurs from infection with HPV type 16 and 18 viruses.

2. Having sexual contact puts the risk of getting the virus.

3. Even in those with the virus infection cancer occurs rarely and you can get it tested for peace of mind again because old report is negative.

Hope you query is answered.
Please do write back if you have ant doubt.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vivek Chail (21 hours later)
Can I get HPV from him via kissing or fellatio?
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The fellatio can transmit HPV infection to you

Detailed Answer:
Hi xxxxxxxxxx2000,
Thanks for writing back with an update.

1. Kissing him will not give you HPV infection. However fellatio can transmit HPV infection to you.

Hope you query is answered.
Please do write back if you have ant doubt.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is HPV infection contagious?

Brief Answer: HPV infection will be transmitted usually following oral or vaginal sex Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing in to us I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. HPV associated throat cancer occurs from infection with HPV type 16 and 18 viruses. 2. Having sexual contact puts the risk of getting the virus. 3. Even in those with the virus infection cancer occurs rarely and you can get it tested for peace of mind again because old report is negative. Hope you query is answered. Please do write back if you have ant doubt. Regards,