A 24-year-old male asked:
Does soap and water kill hpv virus on hand if i touch my anal warts by hand ? and does the wash of clothes kill the virus on it ? please answer
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
The basics: The HPV virus spreads by direct skin to skin contact from a donor infected party to the recipient. Simple handwashing does remove the virus but it is not spread like other germs (strep, staph) that easily pass by casual contact.
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Last updated Dec 16, 2020
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