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Tanika asks:

Can HPV strains that cause cancer be spread thru kissing?

You asked about kissing as a mode of transmission for HPV.  It is not believed that HPV is harbored in the mouth. Thus, the answer to your question is "probably no," HPV cannot be spread through kissing. You may be confusing HPV with the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes cold sores.

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