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Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Can the HPV virus spread through sharing towels, bed sheets, etc?

Unlikely, but... : A 1997 study in the journal of infectious disease demonstrated that hpv-16 showed 100%, 50%, and 30% of infectivity when dehydrated on a surface for 1, 3, and 7 days, respectively, at room temperature. But the real-world transmissibility of genital hpv when present on fomites such as towels, underwear, or gloves is unknown. I would be conservative, and take precautions to avoid trasmission. ...Read more

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Can i pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?

Can i pass non-wart genital HPV to my baby through cuddling, kissing his cheeks, changing his diapers with unclean hands, etc?

Let me explain: Studies have shown hpv transmission between hands and genitals of the same person and sexual partners is possible, partridge reports men's fingertips became positive for high risk hpv at more than half the rate (26% per 2 years) as their genitals (48%) winer reports 14% of fingertip samples from sexually active women were positive. So clean your hands before. ...Read more

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yeast infection survive outside host? Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

 yeast infection survive outside host?   Touching door nobs, clothes etc or only through direct contact sex?

Yeast infections : candida is an yeast that most commonly cause an infection known also as candidiasis. Most people have candida as part of normal flora in balance with other bacteria and yeast species. It's only when there's a disruption of balance and overgrowth one pathogen the disease process starts. It's part of the host and doesn't get transmitted from "door knobs or clothes ". ...Read more

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Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Yes, more than one w: HIV is transmitted through blood exchange witj an infected person. This could occur during sex, blood transfusion or blood exchange with an infected needle(not the syringe) ...Read more

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When genial HPV isn't active. How is it transmitted. Can this happened by toilet seats. Towels. Clothes. Cups. Spoons. Kissing?

When genial HPV isn't active. How is it transmitted. Can this happened by toilet seats. Towels. Clothes. Cups. Spoons. Kissing?

HPV: Is generally transmitted by direct contact and not by inanimate objects. It is unclear what you mean by "isn't active" since this is almost always without symptoms other than the presence of warts. ...Read more

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Vaccinated dog causes rabies while saliva contact through air between 7 feet long distance?

Vaccinated dog causes rabies while saliva contact through air between 7 feet long distance?

No: Rabies is unlikely in a vaccinated dog. The more common vectors for rabies are raccoons, skunks, and coyotes. You can't get rabies through the air. It can only be transmitted via broken skin by an animal bite. On average, there is 1 or 2 rabies fatalities in the US per year. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C be transmitted through casual touching or touching objects?

Can hepatitis C be transmitted through casual touching or touching objects?

No: Unless the object (like a needle) breaks through the skin, casual contact (hugging, kissing, sharing dishes or utensils) will not transmit hcv. Avoid ever sharing personal items that may have small amounts o fblood like toothbrushes, razors or nail clippers. ...Read more

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Can someone contact staphylococcus through kissing ?

Can someone contact staphylococcus through kissing ?

Staphylococcus: You can become colonized in the back of the nose and throat, and from there onto the surface of the skin but this does not directly result in infection. ...Read more

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Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

Can you contract herpes through sharing underwear?

No risk, no worries: Of course another person's underwear should be laundered before wearing. But maybe you accidentally used a roommate's panties instead of your own? But still no risk; genital herpes has never been known (or even suspected) to be transmitted by clothing, even if the other person had an active outbreak of GH. It is caught only by sex with infected partner. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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How plausible is it for HPV to be spread through non-sexual or proxy contact (one not washing hands properly someone touching door handle after them)?

How plausible is it for HPV to be spread through non-sexual or proxy contact (one not washing hands properly someone touching door handle after them)?

Not impossible but..: By far, genital hpv is more commonly and more easily transmitted via sex. Plus, certain strains have a higher affinity for certain types of skin cells. Infection requires contact between skin cells and live virus. The virus must attach to cell receptors and get into a cell. Direct contact, microtrauma to skin and high viral load all favor infection. Sex is better than door knobs for transmission. ...Read more

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More ebola cases seem to be popping up in US. Can it be spread via door knobs, casual contact, etc?

More ebola cases seem to be popping up in US. Can it be spread via door knobs, casual contact, etc?

My understanding is: that as of today - there is 1 patient who is actively infected with Ebola in the US. There is 1 patient being evaluated from Doctors without Borders in NY & 6 people from West Africa in quarantine in Connecticut. This does not mean that the last 7 individuals have Ebola however. An individual w Ebola is only infectious when they have active symptoms. Ebola contamination on surfaces > ...Read more

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Would one contact staphylococcus through kissing?

Would one contact staphylococcus through kissing?

Who cares?: Staph is ubiquitous, and normal upper airway / throat flora in about 40% of folks. As such, it presents no danger. Kiss to your heart's content. ...Read more

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Just imagine a person with bad teeth shares utensils with a HIV positive person?Will she get HIV?No sex nothing just sharing utensils.

Just imagine a person with bad teeth shares utensils with a HIV positive person?Will she get HIV?No sex nothing just sharing utensils.

Highly unlikely: Although it I would not recommend sharing used utensils with someone who has a transmittable disease, it is highly unlikely that HIV would be transmitted this way ...Read more

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