A member 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 answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered 7/20/2020

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