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A 26-year-old female asked:

As a person with hpv infection inc gnital warts, can i wash my dirty cloths inc my panties with my family cloths tgether? can soaps kill the virus? i dont want to infect my family, but we did laundry tgether.how to wash hand after touching my gnital?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: You should still get HPV vaccine to avoid infection with other strains of HPV. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Wish you good health!
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