A 40-year-old male asked:
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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? ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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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
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No: There has been no documented cases of HPV involving transfer by toilet seats.
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Unlikely with: this contact, but wearing gloves, and using condoms can decrease risk of spread.
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