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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can i stay working as caregiver also and babysitting if i have hpv and genital warts. im worried i transmit my virus by my hand.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Genital warts are tissue specific agents. That means they do not cause warts on other sites. it is called a STD because it is passed through sexual contact, genital to genital. It is not passed by casual hand transfer like strep throat germs might.
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