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Should I worry about transmitting high risk hpv in bathtubs , swimming pools or accidently touching my legs with my underwear as I'm pulling them up?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: No worries

High-risk cancer-causing human papilloma viruses are transmitted as an STD.
If no S (sexual) activities, then there will be no T (transmission) of the D (disease). So, no worries about non-sexual activities. All boys, girls, and young adults in the US need to be vaccinated with Gardasil-9, to help prevent catching 7 cancer-causing HPV strains. The vaccine does not remove a pre-existing infection.

In brief: No worries

High-risk cancer-causing human papilloma viruses are transmitted as an STD.
If no S (sexual) activities, then there will be no T (transmission) of the D (disease). So, no worries about non-sexual activities. All boys, girls, and young adults in the US need to be vaccinated with Gardasil-9, to help prevent catching 7 cancer-causing HPV strains. The vaccine does not remove a pre-existing infection.
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