can hpv / genital warts be passed down from birth?

by Rachel on April 2, 2011

I’ve got a friend who has white bumps on his scrotum that he has had from birth. He says his father has them too supposedly.

So to rule out the possibility, can HPV (human papilloma virus) or genital warts be passed on from birth, or are these things only contracted from sexual intercourse.

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brittany r April 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

Yes. I have hpv and i did alot of research and my doctor even said it is possible but it doesnt always happen.

Pamela Carrington April 3, 2011 at 12:06 am

yes! it is possible if mother during labor has visible genital warts , BUT after passing from birth warts can only appear in baby’s mouth or/and trout – not in genital area….

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