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if you gave a boy oral sex who had genital warts (none of which were visable) would they be able to be passed on to someone else by giving them oral sex?

also, if all visible warts have been removed with patient used cream, how long will it be until they stop reapearing? and will it be passed on to every future partner?

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Okay. This is something that, unfortunantly, not many people know. Even if you dont see the warts, they can still be passed on to a partner. For instance, with herpes, even if there is no visible warts, it can be passed on. I recommend that you be tested for STIs. Go to a local clinic, Im not sure that the common clinic in Whales is. Next time if its with the same partner, I know that you might think it doesnt feel as good for him, but use a condom! Its not worth risking yourself! I hope everything turns out okay.

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Just to be clear, herpes doesn't produce warts. It can produce sores, but not warts. Genital warts are the HPV (human papillomavirus) virus, not HSV. As well, only some strains of HPV produce warts, and even with those which do not everyone who has a wart strain will have visible warts or have warts at all.

HPV is not often transmitted orally: it's most often transmitted during genital-to-genital contact. However, it can be transmitted orally, though even with wart strains, oral HPV will not produce warts in the mouth or throat. Even when a person has the warts treated, that does not mean the virus is no longer present: the virus can still be transmitted to someone else.

Treatments for warts are usually pretty fast acting, and warts treated with prescribed creams should be gone within a few weeks if not sooner.

It's understood now that some people can and do shed the virus in time, but we don't yet have a test to show how has and who hasn't, so someone with HPV needs to assume there is always a risk of passing it on.

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