can hpv be transmitted by me performing oral sex on a girl?

by Rachel on August 11, 2011

She has never had an outbreak but was diagnosed with it. And if so is there any way to prevent me getting it but still give her oral?
She has it on the cells of her cervix.

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drudge. August 11, 2011 at 10:43 am

i dont know anything about that particular std, but i wouldn’t trust doing that if i were you

*Mia*Mia* August 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

That is EXTREMELY risky business. Even without an outbreak the virus can be transmitted. I wouldn’t do it if I were u without some kind of protection.

? Hippo Lover ? August 11, 2011 at 11:45 am


HPV effects the cervix. If you don’t know where that is, you shouldn’t be participating in oral sex. It is sexual transmitted by intercourse…. HPV doesn’t have outbreaks… It’s little spots on the cervix that could lead to cervical cancer.

So all in all, yes you can give her oral sex without worrying…. I suggest you learn more about such things.

Laine E August 11, 2011 at 12:31 pm

You could use a dental dam (LMAO). It is a thin latex sheet that you stretch across over the vaginal area and lick over top of that so your face/mouth does not come into contact with the vagina. Also, you do mean genital warts right? If you touch anyone’s wart, it is likely that you will get a wart on the place that was in contact with the wart. But it is not likely you would contract it if she doesn’t have an outbreak, although it is still possible. If you were mistaken and you meant HSV (herpes), then it is the same case. If she has an out break at the time of oral sex then you have a higher chance on getting the disease, whereas if she does not have a sore at the time, then the chances of getting it are lower.
Please be careful as both of these things are not cureable and are with you for LIFE !
good luck !!

tarnishedsilverheart August 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

If you partner has an active HPV infection then yes she could transmit the virus to you via oral sex. A dental dam may help prevent the transmission of the virus to your oral area.

The body usually builds immunity to your acquired HPV types in a year or two…but no one can guarantee us that we will no longer share our HPV type after that time. Some people with the virus do have the virus re-active years after the initial infection was acquire…

Pap tests help prevent cervical cancer. Some dentist are doing pre-screening test of the oral area. It sometimes take years for the virus to show as abnormal cell changes.

A study done by Dr. No-Hee Park showed that the mouth was, at the cellular level, structurally very similar to the vagina and cervix. Both organs have the same type of epithelial cells that are the target of HPV 16 and HPV 18. The majority of oral cancers are cancers of epithelial cells, primarily squamous cell carcinomas, not unlike the cancers that affect the cervix. Dr. Park’s study also showed that smoking and drinking alcohol help promote HPV invasion.. Combine tobacco and alcohol with HPV, and the epithelial cells in the mouth, and you may have the formula for the development of an oral cancer.

A recent study conducted by Dr. Maura Gillison at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center furthered the premise that HPV is linked with certain types of oral cancer. In 25% of 253 patients diagnosed with head and neck cancers, the tissue taken from tumors was HPV positive and HPV 16 was present in 90% of these positive HPV tissues. This information helps to confirm that there is a strong link between HPV 16 and oral cancer. 25% of those diagnosed with oral cancer are non-smokers while the other 75% of those diagnosed have used tobacco in some form during their lifetimes. The research into the relationship of HPV and oral malignancies may give us clues as to the origin of cancer in those 25% of diagnosed individuals who did not smoke. Further research is being conducted into the relationship of HPV with oral cancers

syl c. August 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

You’re right that HPV can be spread by skin-to-skin contact.. Such contact happens during anal or vaginal sex. It may be possible to spread HPV during oral sex but that seems to be rare. Some people use dams that protect the mouth but again any cut or open sore in your mouth can allow viral contamination even if you use a dam. Same with condoms any leaks or not fitting well can alter a condom’s safety. Symptoms of HPV include genital warts, cervical and anal cancer. The new Gardasil vaccine is a great way for young women to protect themselves from HPV

Good luck.

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