Dear doctor, Can oral sex result in a transmission of genital warts to a non-infected person? I am 24 years old and had sex with a girl recently. It was just an oral sex and not a penetrative one. However, I touched her genital areas for some second and haven’t fingered it by penetrating. I found warts in her genital area and am not sure whether I touched them or not. She told that there is nothing to worry about it. But I was not convinced and went to a free clinic and there I was told that nothing to worry about that. All these happened about 3 weeks ago and there are no issues till now, from my part. But I went through some articles in internet, about HPVs, stating that a sexual contact or intercourse is not necessary for getting the virus transmitted. It is said that a skin contact can spread the virus. Is it true? I would like to see another girl soon for sex but would like to know about a chance that I may spread virus to her. How long it will take the virus to cause any visible or detectable change in my body, if I am infected? For the next course of sex, I am planning to use condoms. What will you recommend and suggest? Expect an answer as soon as possible.