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HPV under nails

Is it possible to, for example, after putting your fingers inside of the ***** of a girl with a hpv of high risk, to get the virus under your nails, and later, put your fingers in your ***** and make  transmission of this high risk hpv to yourself?
I read that it's not transmitted with your hands, but i readed too that they found hpv under the nails of people, is this for high risk hpv, or only for those "skin low risk" types of the virus?

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I meant putting the fingers inside of the "vagina" of a girl with hpv and then into your "vagina"
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Well, you don't know if she has hpv.  Correct?

Fingering as you describe poses a really low risk if she has untreated genital wart.  Washing hands is always a good idea.

Here's a post answered by Dr. Hansfield on the topic https://www.medhelp.org/posts/STDs/HPV-and-Fingering/show/248051

And this journal blog from an expert states it is not a risk at all. https://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/154495/HIV-through-fingering-a-Vagina
Hello! Yes, and i know the "high risk" types of hpv don't survive on your hand, but i read some hpv has been found under the nails of people, and i was wondering if this can be the case of high risk types (like 16, 18...), And if it could be transmitted from the nails to your genitals, or if that is no possible.
Basically i want to know if "high risk" types of hpv can survive under your fingernails, and if that could be transmitted to the genitals from there
Here's a study that may help - https://www.webmd.com/sexual-conditions/hpv-genital-warts/news/20190215/hands-dont-spread-hpv-study-finds

Basically, researchers haven't seen it happen, but they can't say it NEVER happens (researchers never say never), so if it does happen, it's very, very rare.

This is something I wouldn't worry about at all.

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