Is it possible to get HPV without genital contact?

by Rachel on June 13, 2011

Like for example.. from a toilet seat.. or from shaking someone’s hand who recently touched “down there”. My girlfriend recently tested positive for HPV.. and she’s told me that she hasn’t done anything with another guy that could have resulted with her catching it. I find it really difficult to believe. Oh and by the way.. I don’t have HPV. So, I couldn’t have given it to her.

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Starkissed June 13, 2011 at 9:20 pm

It is possible to have HPV and not know it. There are over 100 types of HPV and 30 of them affect the genitals. Not everyone with HPV will have signs of it. The virus doesn’t live outside the body long, so if someone were to touch their genitals and then shake hands they’d have to basically do it so quick that the other person would notice them touching their genitals (I’m guessing from what it looks like according to research material).

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