A 25-year-old female asked:
I have hpv high risks and active genital warts. can i swim in swimming pool? will i trasmit hpv virus to people through swimming pool? how about sharing bathtub and washing machine with family? can i wash my cloth n used panty together with theirs?
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Pediatrics 35 years experience
No worries: Swimming pools, bathtubs, and washing machines do not transmit HPV infections. The laundry can be washed together (but separate the lights and darks, and know which fabrics should use hot, warm, or cool water. Otherwise, people may get upset if their clothes get messed up in the laundry).
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