Can you catch HPV from borrowing a bathing suit?

by Rachel on May 24, 2010

Can you catch HPV Loans friends swimsuit, which has HPV? I know you need to contact the contact person to catch it, but I am very sure lol.

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Onslaught May 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm


Cleve May 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

just make sure to clean it really good, just incase..

Candiceā„¢ May 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

HPV FACTS Yes u could in fact read below …
Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (hpv). They are very contagious and can spread to other parts of the body (such as groins, inner thighs and pubis) or to other person through skin-to-skin contact normally during genital sex, oral or anus. It can also spread through secondary contact for instance through a towel, sharing underwear or like especially if not washed thoroughly..

Since you have genital warts, there is a high possibility that you got it from your sex partner(s). If you only have sex with your girlfriend, most likely she is infected too. It would be advisable to get her for check up. To prevent spreading to others, practice sex safe

Aldara is quite a new kind of drug that use to remove genital warts. Responses to the cream vary from person to person. It is common to experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking or scabbing at or around the application area during the treatment. Treatment with Aldara cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. Itching and/ burning is included.
You normally need to apply the cream until the genital warts disappear or up to 16 weeks. New warts may develop during the Aldara treatment. It cannot cure hpv though and so far there is no cure for hpv. Your genital warts may be removed but hpv stays in your body. When you body immune system is not able to fight off the hpv, new warts will recur.

Aldara cream may not remove all genital warts, if it does not work, you need to seek other treatment.
Hope this has given u some relevant information Cheers ?

Lily L May 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Actually, unlike HIV, HPV is a strong virus and can live outside the body in ideal conditions for several hours. So I wouldn’t recommending taking the suit right off her body and putting it on yours. Just make you wash it (which you should do for all sorts of reason besides HPV) and then you will have no worries.

Also, you should know that practically everyone gets HPV just as soon as they start having sex. It’s VERY common.

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