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Hpv from oral

I performed oral to a transgender for like 5 minutes i did not see any warts on her penis was a little bit dark , what are my chances to get oral HPV?

What chances are to get hpv from a single exposure??

How effective is hpv transmission from genital to oral?

Should I be worried about throat cancer??

Thanks for your time and patience
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Understood, but how likely is hpv acquire from fellatio? Is it common?
We don't exactly know. The most common kind to get are the strains that don't cause warts, and most people aren't testing for that. That's usually only done in research.

Are you concerned about transmitting it to a regular partner? Is that why you're so anxious about it?

You can also get gonorrhea and chlamydia in your throat, too. I don't know if this person is a sex worker who isn't using condoms for oral, or has a lot of partners, but if you are concerned with transmission, you might want to get oral testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia. You have to specifically request those. A regular throat culture won't test for those.
Yes I'm worried about transmitting hpv to my partner, I have already did all std panel hiv syphilis gonorrhea chlamydia at 6 weeks everything came back negative

My concern now is hpv
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do now. If you have it, you won't get symptoms, and you can't get a test.

I'm sorry that I don't have better answers for you.

I found this:


"Oral HPV is transmitted to the mouth by oral sex, or possibly in other ways. Many people are exposed to oral HPV in their life. About 10% of men and 3.6% of women have oral HPV, and oral HPV infection is more common with older age."

Considering the number of people that have genital HPV, and how many give oral sex, not many have it orally. About 90% of us will get genital HPV at least once in our lifetimes.

I know it's easy for me to say not to worry, but really, try not to worry. If you are going to go outside of your relationship again, really consider the HPV vaccine and using condoms for oral sex.
Thanks for your time and your advice
You're welcome. I wish I had more definitive answers for you.
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Unfortunately, I can't answer your question with a lot of specifics. We don't have transmission studies on HPV like we do herpes, so I can't give you stats on one time exposures, or likelihood of transmission from oral, etc.

I can say that oral sex is generally lower risk for all STIs than vaginal or anal sex, and that while oral HPV is definitely possible, throat cancer remains rare.

In the US, for example:

"The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers in the United States are for 2023:

About 54,540 new cases of oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer
About 11,580 deaths from oral cavity or oropharyngeal cancer"

Oropharyngeal includes the soft palate, the side and back walls of the throat, the tonsils, and the back one-third of the tongue.


There are over 334 million people in the US, and a good portion of them give oral sex. the numbers for oral cancers from HPV would be higher. We know that smoking and heavy drinking are big factors in oral cancers.

Have you had the HPV vaccine? You should talk to your doctor or a local STD clinic and see if you qualify.
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