I don't even know where to start. My friend and I kissed each other the other night. My bf and I know her bf could quite possibly have genital warts. We know she has oral sex, but she didn't have any warts or marks on her mouth. Is there a high chance I could have caught the infection from the kiss (non open mouthed)? What precautions or procedure do I need to take if i might have caught it? Or what do I do? My bf is freaking out.
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replied January 31st, 2013
Hello! Welcome on eHealth forum and hope you find a satisfactory answer to your query!

Normally open mouth kisses and French kisses can lead to HPV transmission. Picks on lips and cheek do not usually cause HPV. Also all virus transmission from one person to another do not lead to infections. However, since your friend’s boy friend has genital wart, it would be wise to get tested for HPV. If you are negative for it, it would be best to get vaccinated against HPV. Please consult your gynecologist or a STD clinic regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!

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