|HPV- Can I catch it from a patient?
Mar 2, 2001
Can HPV be caught from a patient in ICU when preventive measures aren't used? Thanks, Ed
Response from Dr. Dezube
Dear Ed: Human PapillomaVirus (HPV) is a viral infection that is readily transmitted. HPV can indeed be transmitted from a patient in the ICU. HOWEVER, even if you do pick up HPV infection from a patient or from another source, this does NOT necessarily imply that you will develop problems from it (e.g. either warts or cancer). In fact, most people (particularly HIV negative folks) will clear their HPV infection. Hope this answers your question. BD.
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