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Can You Get Hpv From A Toilet Seat
If adult used toilet seat for several mins and a child used it immediately after with brief genital contact on the toilet seat, can the child get hpv?
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
Could I have passed hpv-18 to my son during child birth? Is it possible that my children can get it from sharing a bath, wash cloth, or toilet seat?
Yep: Possible but not probable. Would have to have almost immediate contact from an infected person. ...Read more
Toilet seat: There has never been documentation of any infection passing to an individual from a toilet seat. ...Read more
Guy with genital hpv touched the toilets doorknob, can I get hpv too if 6hours later I touch the doorknob and then my genitals? Or through handshake?
No: Transfer of this germ requires skin to skin contact. ...Read more
How long specifically in min/hr does HPV survive outside body, on clothing, underwear, soap, in shower, on toilet seat etc?
May be forever...: HPV virus is not a viable agent, but a specially structured DNA particle, called HPV virion and may exist everywhere in its inactive phase. To become infecting, this praticle has to gain access to the nucleus of a living cell so to replicate to become wart in time. Remember: We are exposed to all germs everywhere, but not become sick by the blessing of 2 natural barriers - skin & immunity... ...Read more
How long min/hr can HPV be transmittable on clothing, soap, toilet seat, etc? I know virus exists forever outside body but when can virus not transmit
No transmission risk: HPV has never been known to have been transmitted by clothing, toilet seats, or the other things you mention. Soap would kill it instantly. And I'm not at all sure the virus "exists forever outside the body". Where did you hear that? If you don't have sex, you cannot catch or transmit the genital HPV types. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Most are benign: Over 120 different types of hpv. Different types infect different parts of body. Most are harmless, easily treatable and not precancerous. Some produce warts that are easily seen and others growths that are nearly invisible. Types 16 and 18 account for vast majority of cervical cancers. Type 16 has been linked to oral cancer. Contact spreads the virus.Sexual contact spreads types 16, 18 and others. ...Read more
Human papiloma virus: The hpv are a group of more than 100 viruses, some of which cause problems in humans. Two strains are known to cause genital warts and 2 strains are associated with cervical, anal& penile cancer. It is spread through skin to skin contact with surfaces shedding the virus. It can be acquired & lay dormant for years before surfacing to cause problems & spread to others. ...Read more
You choose: The present HPV vaccine helps protect people from 9 strains of the HPV, but only if they have never been infected by them. It is given as a series of injections to yield long term benefit. It was approved to target the 9-16yo age group. At a listed age of 53, you are not in the target group. It would not hurt you, but may have minimal value. You would likely have to pay the hefty cost (>$200/dose) ...Read more
It is common but:
If one is sexually active and has multiple partners than the risk of HPV infection is very high
If a college woman has at least one different partner per year for four years, her likelihood of contacting HPV infection is 85%
It can be prevented by sexual abstinence, use of condom, monogonous relationship and by HPV Vaccine ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are both certified virgins, the probability of you contracting hpv from him is very low. There are a percentage of people however who are "born" with hpv, after contracting it from their infected mothers. Please keep this in mind. My suggestion would be to get vaccinated against hpv before you have sex reducing your risk even further! ...Read more
Probably no need: I can't tell your sex. If female, then HPV testing is now done routinely with pap smears. Other than that, HPV testing is rarely needed or recommended. Even if you have been exposed, e.g. a partner with genital warts or abnormal pap, no testing is recommended; just see a doc if anything abnormal appears. Everybody has genital HPV at one time or another, and almost all infections clear up anyway. ...Read more
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