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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:20 am 

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Hi everyone,

I am a 20 yrs asian male who recently huged someone who has warts on their chest for about 5 seconds twice. Does this mean that I have contracted HPV? We were both shirtless at that time. Does warts from the chest transmit to the face and leg of the same person. The person also touched my gentials too, should I be worried about genital warts. Please someone give me feedback because I am breaking up about this.
I thnak you in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:36 am 
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Hi there soul84ever,

Thanks for you post. There are over 100 types of HPV, each of which prefers specific skin areas. Warts on the torso, for example, are associated with HPV types that would be highly unlikely to become established and lead to lesions (that is, warts) on other skin areas, like that found with the genitals. In general, most cases of HPV do not lead to visible symptoms and when they do, warts are usually harmless and treatable. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have questions or notice anything you'd like them to evaluate for you.

Hope this helps!
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 Post subject: Genital warts question
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:40 pm 

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How long does it take for genital warts to show up if one is indeed infected? Also if someone has genital warts and they touch themself down their and touch you down there will you be infect too?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:20 am 
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You can review basic HPV transmission information on our site at http://www.ashastd.org/learn/learn_hpv_facts.cfm.

Genital HPV is transmitted through skin to skin contact. This includes any genital to genital contact, as well as vaginal and anal sex.

When genital warts do develop it is usually in weeks or months after exposure but can actually take years. As mentioned above, though, most cases of genital HPV don't lead to visible symptoms.

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