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can i accidentally infect my children with genital warts by sharing a toilet

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No worries: One can discuss with his primary care provider how to get the HPV vaccine, which is approved for both men and women. Gardasil-9 vaccine gives men and ... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
No risk, no worry: Human papillomavirus (HPV) is not transmitted through contaminated environments. There is absolutely no risk from this. You cannot catch the genital t ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
HPV: Possibly. But it all depends on your previous history with hpv. It is unlikely to get a new infection if you already have been exposed in the past. T ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
HPV: The virus does not survive long on inanimate objects, but it can be spread in the short-term if sex toys are shared between partners.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
No: This germ is not passed randomly like staph or strep might be from simple contact. It is spread by direct contact from genital to genital skin. There ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
HPV: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital con ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There has been no documented cases of HPV involving transfer by toilet seats.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wouldn't worry: The HPV strains responsible for genital warts as well as other issues are not passed like common germs. The reason it is a STD is it is from some form ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Wouldn't worry: The HPV strains responsible for genital warts as well as other issues are not passed like common germs. The reason it is a STD is it is from some form ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
Genital warts: While you may not actually see genital warts, they may so small, microscopic even, that there would be no way of seeing them. A dermatologist may be a ... Read More
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