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A 29-year-old female asked:

Can you get genital hpv by hand to hand rubbing who has genital warts? after washing my hands is ir safe to touch my genitals?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Very safe & clean: That said, a woman in her late 20's would have been vaccinated against the more dangerous strains of genital HPV, right? We vaccinate all persons when they reach middle school age. If a person missed his or her vaccines, or only got the earlier vaccine versions that had fewer strains of protection, she can ask a primary care doctor about Gardasil-9 vaccine. The doctor can examine the vulva too.
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Turkey
A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get genital hpv through hand to hand rubbing with someone who has genital hpv? after washing my hands can i touch my own genitals?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
No and yes: Hand to hand rubbing will not result in transmission of genital hpv. Washing your hands will always help against transmission of many other diseases and you can touch your genitals.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
If i touch my boyfriend penis several times with my hand and after it i touch my thigh(or inner thigh) and if i shave my leg last night and my leg have some shallow and tiny wounds,can i get genital hpv wart on my thigh?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
In this scenario possibly not. But cant tell you for sure for many other factors like time, type of virus etc are involved
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A 40-year-old male asked:
hand first touches the surface of the object contaminated by the genital wart or the genital hpv, such as the door handle of the consulting room for STDs,and then the hand touches the genitals. Will this behavior also be a means of transmission?
Dr. James Ferguson
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... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
My hands first touches the surface of the object contaminated by the genital wart or the genital hpv, such as the door handle of the consulting room for STDs,and then the hand touches the genitals. Will I be infected with genital HPV or genital warts?
Dr. James Ferguson
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... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
If i touch a genital wart on my body and don't wash my hand then touch another part of my body or someone else can I give them HPV or warts.Or spread ?
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Possible , but : Not likely. Warts or papillomas are caused by hpv virus, ned repeated contact , just causal is not enough for transmission , due to genetic variatio... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Hi, can Hpv virus stay on hand after i touched my hpv infected genital i hve both (warts/high risk). Can wash using tap water &handsoap enough to kill it?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
No worries: Water has been used for thousands and thousands of years, and is fine. However, one should not overwash, as that will cause skin problems. Adding a ge... Read More
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Last updated Nov 22, 2019

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