Your fear is that you gave HPV to yourself through your own spit? HPV is extremely common. And no, giving it to yourself is not something you should worry about. If you have sex with anyone, you should always worry about std's that you can give and get. But if you can't give it to yourself . . . you didn't have it out of thin air. So, really, worrying about that sounds like anxiety. If you have sex with another person, use protection for both of your sakes. Remember, hpv is warts. Do you actually have warts on your genitals? And what about the vaccine? More and more young adults have the vaccine.
I agree - you can't give it to yourself this way. Just like the cold or the flu, you have to be exposed to get it.
While HPV can be in the throat, you can't have it there if you haven't had exposure from giving oral sex.
HPV has several different strains that affect the genitals and throat, and not all of them present with warts. Many give no symptoms, but for all of them, you do have to be exposed to them by actually having sexual contact with someone else.
If you don't have HPV, you can't give it to someone else.
Has your current partner had previous partners? You could get it from them.
I'd suggest talking to your doctor about the vaccine if you are under 26. Your partner should do the same.
Thanks for your answers.
I had read that HPV comes in different strains and can be found in the throat, mouth, hands, genitals etc.
I think I was just a bit worried that I could have had a particular strain in my mouth and transferred it to other areas and then inadvertantly infected a partner.
I appreciate you taking the time to answer it, I feel a little more clued up now. Thank you :)