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The second possibility makes us even more squeamish.
You might be able pick up HPV by coming into contact with an infected surface at the doctor’s office or in public places like the gym.
Whether you’re sexually active or not, you’re probably familiar with human papillomavirus (HPV).
Uninfected couples living in an area with risk of Zika can use condoms or not have sex if they are concerned with passing or getting Zika through sex.
If you're currently having sex with someone, either stop or make sure you use a condom until you know for sure whether or not you have an STI. You can get free, confidential advice and treatment from your GP or specialist clinics in your area, even if you're under 16.
Most hospitals have special clinics called genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, which give tests and treatment for STIs.
Most of the time, HPV is pretty harmless (there are tons of strains and most of them are on the innocuous side), but in some cases, it can have serious consequences like genital warts and cervical cancer. For a long time, docs thought that practicing safe sex and keeping up with regular trips to the gyno (which you should always be doing anyway) were enough to ward off the STD.
But according to new research published in the journal , HPV can be transmitted not only from non-penetrative sexual behaviors but also from seemingly safe spaces like your doctor’s office. Researchers analyzed 51 studies on HPV transmission, and they noticed that the virus was found in the genital tracts of 51 percent of female virgins.
Talk to a nurse or doctor at a clinic or GP surgery about what contraception is right for you.