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Can I get HPV from my boyfriend's semen?

Mar 8, 2014

My boyfriend had anal warts burned off. He's positive for HPV. If I beat him off and his semen gets on my hand can it be transmitted to me that way? I am scared to kiss him also. His ex gave him chancres 2 years ago and got cured. I'm scared because I never had nothing. I'm ready to send him on his way. Please help..

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

No, HPV can't be transmitted through semen. It's only transmitted through aggressive skin against skin (i.e. sex).

It might be weird to learn that most sexually active people will come in contact with HPV sometime in their lives. At the same time, most sexually active people's bodies will naturally clear HPV. On top of that, even if one person gives another person HPV, one might get warts and the other may never get warts. It's weird and random sometimes.

It sounds like you should have an open conversation with your boyfriend about the subject. It's a great idea to learn more from forums like ours though (search through our archives and fact sheets!). Just take care, there's a lot of confusing information out there.

Hope this begins to help,


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