I am a woman with HPV. Is this something I can pass onto someone via oral sex?

by Rachel on June 4, 2011

I thought I had heard about HPV causing throat cancers, so I’m curious and concerned. I can’t remember the exact strains, but I do know that the ones I have do cause cervical cancer

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wondering_in_indiana June 4, 2011 at 12:27 am

I would think that since it is a virus, it could be passed.

xxluvmyfiremanxx June 4, 2011 at 12:35 am

no it can’t pass cancers to others. I have it also and have looked up tons of things on it. My doctor said it can’t pass to men online says it can it seems it can but they’d never know and can’t test for it so they can get like genital warts if you had that strain but you can’t pass on the cancerous cells I made sure of this being that my husband is a cancer survivor. you are completely safe with oral as long as, like I said you don’t have the genital wart type of strains.

Just me June 4, 2011 at 1:18 am

Genital HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. A person can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sex. Most infected persons do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus to a sex partner.

Very rarely, a pregnant woman with genital HPV can pass HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery. In these cases, the child may develop warts in the throat or voice box – a condition called recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP).

Sergio June 4, 2011 at 1:19 am

YES and I would recommend no sexual interaction with anyone. I’m sorry but they do not make a vaccine for men yet. Even if they they can still contract it. This causes GENITAL WARTS which is a very serious problem that is not curable by any means. I’m sorry it is a harsh sentence to not make out with anybody or even have sex but it would be like killing them if you did without letting them know.

gangadharan_nair June 4, 2011 at 2:09 am

Gardasil is designed to prevent infection with HPV types 16, 18, 6, and 11. HPV types 16 and 18 currently cause about 70% of cervical cancer cases, and also cause some vulvar, vaginal, penile and anal cancers. HPV types 6 and 11 cause about 90% of genital warts cases. However, women who were already infected with one or more of the four HPV types targeted by the vaccine (6, 11, 16, or 18) were protected from clinical disease caused by the remaining HPV types in the vaccine.
Genital warts are spread by skin to skin contact. Warts grow in moist and warm parts of the body. If you have HPV and your partner does oral sex on you, then he will catch oral warts (warts in the tongue, gum etc).
It is generally recommended that females who have had sex seek regular Pap smear testing. Guidelines on frequency vary, from annually to every five years. If results are abnormal, and depending on the nature of the abnormality, the test may need to be repeated in three to twelve months. If the abnormality requires closer scrutiny, the patient may be referred for detailed inspection of the cervix by colposcopy. The patient may also be referred for HPV DNA testing, which can serve as an adjunct to Pap testing.

HELLO June 4, 2011 at 3:02 am

hpv!!!!!!!!!

Ramabadhranandha R June 4, 2011 at 3:06 am

don’t have fear since cancer is not a transmitted decease. Consult a Good D.L.O and cure you throat.

"Concerned" June 4, 2011 at 3:11 am

You are absolutely right. There are many types of HPV and there is something called Laryngeal papillomatosis which caused from HPV (rare).

Tumors can growin inside the larynx, and the entire respiratory tract…which starts from your nose to the lungs. Since this is a virus, it is safe to assume the it can be passed from an infected person during oral sex. Be careful.

***Jenny*** June 4, 2011 at 3:58 am

oral hpv is different than other hpvs. Oral hpv is actually really rare to get and people with a weaker immune system tend to get them more often.

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