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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:04 pm 

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Hi Fredo,

I am still very confused on the tranmission of HPV even after reading all these post. I recently had a guy friend over to my place for a drink and prior to his arrival I took a shower and I always shave my pubic area. After he got here we had a few drinks, he went to the bathroom and I'm not sure if he washed his hand or not. After he came out he started kissing me and fingering me. My question is, if he have genital wart or any other types of HPV, what are the chances of me getting this from him fingering me (assuming he did not wash his hand after touching himseld when using the bathroom) and also from his rubbing on my pubic area since I read that HPV virus can enter through microscopic cuts/wounds. Do you know any proven cases of HPV being transfered through this kind of contact? should I worry about this?

Thank you for your help!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:31 am 
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I don't know of any studies - certainly nothing that's commonly cited - that look at hand to genital HPV transmission. Many experts we're familiar with will say it's possible, but it probably doesn't occur very often and, frankly, the scenario you describe doesn't seem worth much worry.

Genital to genital rubbing and grinding that brings about direct skin to skin contact (why don't I just say "when two people don't have their clothes on"?), even without penetration, would carry a more direct risk than hand to genital contact.

I hope this helps, but post again if you'd like to talk more about this.

Best,
Fredo

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