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I was diagnosed with hpv back in 2007. It is one of the cancer strains, and I already had one LEED procedure done due to low-risk cervical displasia.
My question is, despite the fact that I have never had anal sex, can I infect myself if my partner practices manual masturbation on me? In other words, is it possible that if my partner fingers me, and then touches other areas like my rectum, that his fingers will carry the virus's dna and transmit it?
I've been concerned about this since Farrah Fawcett died from hpv-related anal cancer.
Thanks alot.


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You already have the virus in your body, throughout your bloodstream.

If you have a strain of HPV that produces warts, warts which have only appeared on or around your cervix so far, warts can appear elsewhere, but the virus itself can't be moved to a site or only exist in a certain site.

If and when you have warts, spreading them can be an issue, but if and when you have warts, abstaining from sex on the whole would be advised.

But the best person to talk to this about would be the healthcare provider who is treating you.

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