Yes, based on the latest scientific data, HPVs can be transmitted through oral-genital contact. In general, HPVs are transmitted through friction of the skin and mucous membranes. Intense friction may cause small abrasions, which the virus uses to penetrate the epithelium and infect the basal layer of cells.
Frequently Asked Questions
HPVs: What they are and what they cause
- HPV and cancer
- Am I the only one with HPV?
How do you explain that many people are infected by HPV viruses but only a few have serious problems from them?Does the chance of infection by genital types of HPV increase depending on the number of sexual partners?
- How did I get HPV?
- When did I contract HPV and who gave it to me?
- What are the tests necessary for checking an HPV infection?
Pap testHPV DNA testColposcopy
- Will I always have HPV?
- How can I protect myself from HPV?
Men and HPV