'Ello, first-time poster here. (I'm 18 and Male)
Long story short, I've had HPV Warts for ~four years now (they haven't cleared on their own yet, and aldara seems to be doing a sub-standard job even after 12 weeks of treatment) and I've been wondering about any possible ways I might be able to spread it to other regions of my body?
Whenever I go to touch my mouth or an eating utensil or toothbrush or anything of that nature, I always have a nagging thought in the back of my head that I could be transmitting the virus from my hand to my mouth , which would devastate me.
For the most part, I've come to accept my condition and no longer feel any shame in having it, I just "worry" about getting an oral infection (I contracted my case via "oral stimulation," hence my apprehension) and it's starting to take its toll on me a little bit without knowing if my fears have any logical basis to them.
So, can HPV be transmitted by touching the infected site with your hand, and then touching your mouth or object that will enter your mouth? (Obviously, this includes washing my hands after touching the affected area.) What about towels? What about touching the area, and then touching something like a doorknob or (to be brutally honest) a keyboard?
What about passing the infection to places that simulate a warm, damp environment like the ears, nose or eyes?
I'm sorry if this comes off as a little paranoid, but google has let me down in answering these questions.
Remember to be gentle, I'm new here. <3