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HPV/HIV Exposure

Nov 23, 2012


I was at a massage parlor very recently. After the massage, the lady offered my a hand-job which i denied. I was wearing a loin cloth all the time. Since HPV is communicable through touch, is it possible if she had serviced a client with HPV earlier, could she have infected me?

Also, when i reached home, I noticed a nail scratch on my leg, with very little dried blood. Same question here, If she had serviced a HIV+ person scratched him/her and scratched me say after 90 mins or so, is there a possibility of infection?

I'm really worried. Please clarify my doubts.

Response from Dr. Wohl

No risk for transmission of either virus here. See HIV basics on this site:

Genital warts caused by HPV is not caused by this type of touch.


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