A 40-year-old male asked:
my friend has genital warts ，my genitals touched the toilet seat when i went to the bathroom，my friend just used my toilet ,if there is genital hpv virus on the toilet seat，can i get infected?i mean, am i going to get an infection this time? ？
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience 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 of sexual contact. Direct skin to skin transfer is the rule.
Answered on Feb 18, 2020
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