How do you get HPV and is it a sexually transmitted VIRUS? So i could have got it from my BF or is it just somthing you get when you are sexulay active?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
HPV is a common virus (it is estimated that 8 out of 10 women will contract the HPV by the age of 50) that is spread from person to person through sex or intimate skin-to-skin (genital) contact. Researchers are still determining if you can contract HPV through oral sex. Some studies have found that 25-35% of oral (mouth and throat) cancers are linked to high-risk types of HPV. However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists considers the spread of HPV through oral sex to be rare.
Condoms provide some protection against HPV; however, they cannot prevent infection completely because they do not cover all areas of the genital region.
There are more than 100 strains of HPV, and approximately 30 of them affect the genital region. These 30 strains are classified into ‘low-risk’ and ‘high-risk’ HPV. Low risk HPV may cause genital warts as is not associated with cervical cancer. Left untreated, a high risk HPV infection has the potential to turn into cervical cancer.
You can find more information on HPV here: http://www.thehpvtest.com/under-30/HPV-facts-HPV-v...
Hope this helps!
-Tracey from theHPVtest.comSource(s): http://www.thehpvtest.com
- Anonymous1 decade ago
You get it from sexual contact. It is a VIRUS - not a disease. Anybody can get it, you can be sexually active and get it because you have a higher chance, but since it is so common, many people who only have 1 partner can still get it and since condoms do not protect you, everyone who has sex is at risk