You wrote: "This could be a plantar wart. A plantar wart (also verruca plantaris or verruca) is a wart caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) occurring on the sole or toes of the foot. Plantar warts are generally harmless and self-limiting, but should be treated to lessen symptoms (which may become painful)."
Does that mean that anyone who has had a plantar wart has HPV and is contagious? Is this the same as genital HPV?
No , this does not mean that anyone who has a plantar wart also has Genital HPV.This is caused by entirely different strains of the same virus.
Approximately 130 human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been identified.
Some HPV types can cause warts while others may cause a subclinical infection resulting in precancerous warts.Some strains cause genital warts and some cutaneous( skin) manifestations.
All cases of genital warts are sexually transmitted.
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