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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Transmitting HPV

 HGVCBoy - Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:06 am

Hi. I believe I have genital warts around my anus. I've read up on HPV, but one thing I'm still sort of confused on is transmission.

Can genital warts be transferred through clothing, while sleeping or cuddling? For the most part I've read it's strictly skin to skin... but I'm still concerned.

I'm really worried about transferring anything to my boyfriend. :(
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Sep 17, 2007 1:13 pm

User avatar HPV is not transmitted through clothing. Though all possible modes of transmission are not yet known, it would definitely require a more intimate contact than that. There is the possibility of mother to baby infection but again, this is more intimate than cuddling while clothed. Studies are currently being conducted to learn more about this.

Best wishes

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