Inheritance and Genetics of Human Papillomavirus


April 16, 2010

Genetics of Human Papillomavirus:

uman Papillomavirus is NOT a genetic disease. Human Papillomavirus is an infectious disease. In general, an infectious disease can be caused by a pathogenic organism (viruses, bacteria, fungi, worms, parasites) that can invade the body and cause infection. Some infectious diseases can be contagious between people while others are acquired from the person’s surroundings but are not spread from one person to another.

Inheritance of Human Papillomavirus refers to whether the condition is inherited from your parents or “runs” in families. The level of inheritance of a condition depends on how important genetics are to the disease. Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited, partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited, and non-genetic diseases are not inherited. For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.

Transmission of Human Papillomavirus from Person to Person

Human Papillomavirus is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.

Human Papillomavirus, although infectious, is not a genetic disease. It is not caused by a defective or abnormal gene.

The contagious disease, Human Papillomavirus, can be transmitted:

  • by sexual conduct between people.
  • from the mother to her fetus.
  • from person to person by saliva, air, coughing, contact, surfaces, fecal-oral route, etc.

About contagion and contagiousness:

Contagion and contagiousness refers to how easily the spread of Human Papillomavirus is possible from one person to another. Other words for contagion include “infection”, “infectiousness”, “transmission” or “transmissability”. Contagiousness has nothing to do with genetics or inheriting diseases from parents. For an overview of contagion, see Introduction to Contagion.

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Great information – now you know that HPV can be transmitted in other ways than by sexual intercourse.  Now you also know that BIG Pharma has been lying as they have conveyed messages of fear of contracting the virus through sexual transmission in order to promote their dangerous vaccines.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.