A 25-year-old female asked:
Help.i'm extremely worried and crying so much.my mum touched my used pantyliner/disposal pad throwed it away for me when i accidently left in our bathroom.i have hpv, also genital warts.she touched it w/ bare hand on the centre pad.can she infected??
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
No: This germ is not passed randomly like staph or strep might be from simple contact. It is spread by direct contact from genital to genital skin. There are HPV strains that cause infections like simple warts, but the strains that cause genital disease ca only infect genital skin.
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