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Can genital warts be transmitted other than by sexual contact?
Can they be transferred from the hands to the genitals?
Can genital warts be transferred to the hand and then to the genital area?
If there has been no sign of them for over 10 years, is the HPV virus gone?

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replied November 10th, 2008
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Answer A4851
You wrote:” List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: Have had pre-cancerous cells found after a papsmear (over 10 years ago) which have been frozen off and have not had anymore problems since then.
Question: Can genital warts be transmitted other than by sexual contact? Can they be transferred from the hands to the genitals? Can genital warts be transferred to the hand and then to the genital area? If there has been no sign of them for over 10 years, is the HPV virus gone?”


Most doctors and researchers agree that genital warts can be transferred to the hand and then to the genital area. Actually, it is the most probable way of transmission in children younger than three years. Unfortunately, the HPV infection is life lasting. The immune system might be strong enough to fight with the virus and not let it cause warts. However, this condition does not exclude the possibility of HPV transimission.


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