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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Hpv From A Toilet Seat

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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How long does HPV virus really live on a toilet seat?

Toilet seat: There has never been documentation of any infection passing to an individual from a toilet seat. ...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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How long specifically in min/hr does HPV survive outside body, on clothing, underwear, soap, in shower, on toilet seat etc?

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

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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

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

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Can you get HPV from sharing a towel with someone who has genital warts or sitting on a toilet?

Can you get HPV from sharing a towel with someone who has genital warts or sitting on a toilet?

HPV: Hpv is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. Hpv may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. Hpv can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners—even when the infected person has no signs or symptoms. ...Read more

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Can men get hpv?

Can men get hpv?

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

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