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Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?

Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?

Unlikely? Possibly?: Hpv is presumed to survive a short time outside the infected person, so if a swimsuit comes off an infected person and goes immediately onto a second person, it makes sense that the second person can catch the hpv. If a swimsuit goes in the washer/dryer before the second person wears it, the second person is safe. If a swimsuit isn't washed but just hung up to dry, possibly hpv lives hours? Days? ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hpv (Definition)

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more


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Can my child catch HPV by taking a bath with an HPV infected person?

No: Hpv is sexually transmitted. Causal contact, including sharing towels or taking baths does not transmit hpv. ...Read more

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If menstrual blood from a HPV infected person was on a toilet seat, can someone else catch it?

If menstrual blood from a HPV infected person was on a toilet seat, can someone else catch it?

Unlikely: Genital HPV does not infect normal skin, such as that found on the thigh or buttock, which is the area in contact with a toilet seat. The virus must come in contact with genital skin or mucous membrane. ...Read more

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What are the chances of not catching HPV from person who's infected when you have unprotected sex?

What are the chances of not catching HPV from person who's infected when you have unprotected sex?

Not good: But don't worry! hpv is very common and highly contagious. If you know you have been exposed to it, get regular pap smears and follow up as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I took a sip with MY straw from the drink of a person infected with oral HPV (she had already drunk from her cup). Can I catch HPV this way?

I took a sip with MY straw from the drink of a person infected with oral HPV (she had already drunk from her cup). Can I catch HPV this way?

VERY UNLIKELY: The transfer of this germ generally requires direct contact by two surfaces involved. A little germ debris floating in a drink does not have the power to grind into your tissue. I would not sweat the issue. ...Read more

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If i shared pantes from person infected by hpv genital wart can i catch hpv by thes method ??

Well washed? No: If not washed, perhaps. The most dangerous is skin-to-skin or fluids to skin. Unwashed, recently worn fabric might still be able to spread the disease, so have a test if necessary and BE CAREFUL! Glad you asked. Hope you're fine. ...Read more

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Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

Can i catch a std's such as syphilis, HSV or HPV by wearing someone's else dry bathing suit over my underwear?

No risk: No -- there is no chance of acquiring an STD. It wouldn't be a risk even if the bathing suit were set and you weren't wearing underwear. They call them STDs for a reason: they are not transmitted without sex! ...Read more

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I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago i trated by cryo tell now i dont have wart . I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv ?

I was infected by hpv gental wart since 3 years ago i trated by cryo tell now i dont have wart . I have baby dose my baby 3 month old catch hpv ?

Hard to say: If your baby was delivered vaginally and you were shedding HPV virus at the time (can happen without visible warts), the baby might become infected. Babies can have genital or vocal cord warts develop within the first 2 years after birth under those circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have passed HPV to my daughter while bathing/changing her?

Is it possible to have passed HPV to my daughter while bathing/changing her?

Unlikely: There seems to be a component of active skin to skin contact with the body parts susceptible for HPV transfer. You are unlikely to have your hands contaminated with virus and contact her genital skin to make the transfer.However,mothers can pass the virus to a baby during a vaginal delivery if she is shedding virus. It can lay dormant up to 2 years before showing up as genital or vocal cord warts. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more