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Sorry if this sounds ridiculous. My dad has just recently

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Hello sorry if this sounds ridiculous. My dad has just recently been diagnosed with throat/ tongue cancer. If this was caused by hpv, could he have give this virus to my daughter by sharing a lollipop? Its really worrying me.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

This is Dr. David

I am sorry about your dad and his throat cancer

HPV virus can't be spread by sharing a lollipop.

if you are worried about your daughter, you should get her gardasil HPV vaccine which is 3 shots which should be given to her before she is sexually active.

this vaccine can protect her against HPV virus for her life time and decrease chances for her to get HPV related cancers (throat, cervix and anal cancer)

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Sorry but could you explain to me how it cant be spread through a lollipop. Sorry if i sound ridiculous x
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

HPV virus needs sexual contact and moist mucosal to mucosal contact to spread.

like during deep french kissing or sexual intercourse.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Thankyou so much for your reply. X

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