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Is HPV type 73 virus transmitted only by sexual intercourse?

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Answered by

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At May 22, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I want to know how the virus HPV type 73 is transmitted? I have heard that it can only be transmitted from sexual intercourse but I want to be sure. My fiancee also has the virus. Please suggest.

Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concerns. It is true that HPV (human papilloma virus) 73 is transmitted through sexual intercourse. On the current date no other mechanism is known for transmission of HPV 73. Considering the fact that your fiancee has HPV, there is high possibility of transmission to you. I must inform you that even the use of condom does not ensure 100 % protection as areas such as inner thighs are not covered with use of condom.

I hope this helps.

Take care.

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Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Ashok Kumar

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