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Old 09-17-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Is it possible for a non-hpv person to contract hpv by just touching the positive-hpv persons private area, either when that person has symptoms or not? Also, if the non-hpv person touches the positive-hpv persons private area and then touches their own private area by way of hands, is it possible to contract hpv that way?

 
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Yes it is possible to get HPV by touching of the genital areas as you described. Do you know for sure the person has HPV?

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:13 PM   #3
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There is no specific person that I know that has HPV. I have been reading about HPV and have not seen any information that covered this type of contact. Thank you for your response.

 
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Jim, I read one report that said that HPV has been found underneath the fingernails, so I am assuming that touching the genitals with your hand can spread HPV if someone is infected.

 
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