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A 27-year-old female asked:

If a person with genital hpv and warts touches your hand after bathroom can you get hpv? if you use soap to wash is it enough?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
Very unlikely: Transmission of this virus occurs after much more intimate contact.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Exactly
Feb 29, 2016

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