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A 26-year-old female asked:

How long hpv virus(genitals) survive on surface? like on sxtoys, underwear, toilet bowl, finger, razor, bedsheet etc.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Nobody really knows: Nobody knows how long HPV viruses survive on real-life inanimate surfaces. We vaccinate, and don't worry about objects transmitting such viruses unless the humans have such viruses and are intentionally getting viruses onto the objects. Read: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessment/human-papillomavirus.html
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