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Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit from an infected person?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Genital Warts
No! the types of hpv that cause genital warts, abnormal cervical cells and/or cervical cancer are spread from person to person through sex or intimate skin-to-skin (genital) contact.
Condoms do provide some protection; however, they cannot prevent infection completely because they do not cover all areas of the genital region.

In brief: Genital Warts
No! the types of hpv that cause genital warts, abnormal cervical cells and/or cervical cancer are spread from person to person through sex or intimate skin-to-skin (genital) contact.
Condoms do provide some protection; however, they cannot prevent infection completely because they do not cover all areas of the genital region.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
Unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely
Unlikely.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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