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I have genital warts on my penis and around my anus. I want to be sure I am taking the proper precautions so that I will not pass on genital warts to anyone else. There is a possibility that I may have scratched the area where I am infected with genital warts with my bare hand, and then possibly touched my mouth. I have read that the strains of hpv that cause genital warts do not spread to the mouth. Can I be certain that I am able to kiss relatives and loved-ones on the mouth without spreading hpv to them? Should I worry about touching my mouth and then shaking someone's hand? Should I be concerned about sharing a glass with another person? What precautions can I take to be certain those around me are safe?
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replied April 1st, 2009
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Genital warts are transmitted by skin-to skin or mucosa contact, and can grow in the mouth and throat.
This mainly counts for oral sex, but, don't forget that the virus could be transmitted through your hands, too.
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