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Will cold water and soap kill hpv?

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Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Soap/H2O fail w/HPV

Soap and water will not kill hpv.
There are currently surfactants, chemicals and hydrogen peroxide vapor being evaluated to kill the virus on surfaces but currently no topical treatments for killing the virus are effective. This virus is associated with cervical cancer and head/neck cancer. Vaccination of our at risk population is key!

In brief: Soap/H2O fail w/HPV

Soap and water will not kill hpv.
There are currently surfactants, chemicals and hydrogen peroxide vapor being evaluated to kill the virus on surfaces but currently no topical treatments for killing the virus are effective. This virus is associated with cervical cancer and head/neck cancer. Vaccination of our at risk population is key!
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