Question about HPV???

I was wondering is it common to contract HPV from receiving oral sex? I heard oral/throat warts are really rare. Also, is there a blood test one can take to see if they're infected with HPV or not? Or is it just a physical exam, just a visible exam? Can you have HPV and be tested and be told that you dont have it?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Science is still researching whether you can get HPV from oral sex. Some studies have found that 25-35 percent of oral (mouth and throat) cancers are linked to high-risk types of HPV. However, in light of the widespread practice of oral sex, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists consider the spread of HPV through this route to be rare.

    HPV lives in the top layer of your skin – not in your blood stream, spinal cord, or any other internal organ. There is an HPV test, approved by the FDA, that detects the presence of high-risk types of the HPV virus. This test is approved for routine use along with a Pap in women age 30 and older. When your doctor or nurse sends your sample of cervical cells to the laboratory for the Pap test, he or she can order the HPV test as well.

    You can read more about HPV here:

    Hope this helps,

    Tracey from

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yeah u can contract hpv from oral sex, if that man has a small wart on his penis or he ejaculates in your mouth and has the disease, yes you can get it.

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