Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Oral sex with one with genital warts and spread of HPV

Resolved Question:

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. 

Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
Dr. John Fuller is online now

Expert:  Dr. John Fuller replied 4 Days.

There are mainly two types of viruses which cause genital warts. They are the HSV-2 type and HPV type. Of these, HPVs are of more than 70 types and some cause cervical cancers while the rest causes genital warts. What you read is right and HPVs can be transmitted through skin to skin contact. An oral sex is sufficient to transmit the virus to you resulting in genital warts which can be seen soon. In most cases of HPV infections, genital warts will appear at about 3 to 5 months after getting infected. Also, HPV can stay dormant in affected persons and those people will act as carriers and transmitters of virus without themselves knowing as carriers. Infection is noticed once when one starts getting genital warts or cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there is no complete medical cure for HPVs. But your body immune system will fight it and make it dormant for years. It happens after getting warts and warts also will go off by their own. Hope my answer helps. Take care.

Dr. John Fuller
Category: Family Physician-GP
MD - New York Institute of Technology, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship, Family Medicine - Lutheran Medical Center
Residency, Family Medicine - The Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. John Fuller and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.

Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ

48000+ consults
in 2015

98.1% Satisfied

100% Satisfaction

How it works

  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on


Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News


Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x

Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.