Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community
Preventing HPV
About This Community:

This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding HPV issues such as: genital warts, causes, diagnosis, cervical cancer, HPV in men, PAP tests, treatment, telling your spouse or partner

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Preventing HPV

I'm a male in my mid-20's. A few months ago I was in contact with a girl with hpv. I'm now showing symptoms of it (two warts in the pubic hair area) and am wondering what I can do with any new partners I'm with. My key concern is not to spread it to anyone. There seems to be agreement that hpv can be spread orally, but I'm wondering if a girl could get it from giving me a handjob. Thanks for any input; I'd just like to know any options.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
The first step is to get the warts treated. Treatment may help speed the recovery process, and HPV is not a permanent infection. Once you go 6 months or so without warts, there is a great chance that you have cleared the  virus.

Genital warts are not spread easily through oral sex, but the risk is not zero.

Handjobs are essentially risk free.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thank you for the information. I'm sure it's a question that gets asked a lot, but it's so difficult to find an answer without five other people saying they disagree.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
It is highly contagious and I have read that you should wash your hands immediately after touching the warts.

That probably goes for any female also. I wouldn't risk it until the warts are gone.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top STDs Answerers
3149845_tn?1386354841
Blank
Life360
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
veryworried420
101028_tn?1348750963
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
TiredOfGirlyProblems
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
43_quebecgirl
1549204_tn?1353365273
Blank
JC81
CA