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Can I spread HPV to a toddler by changing diapers
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Can I spread HPV to a toddler by changing diapers

I have hpv, the kind that causes warts. I wash in the shower with a towel and then wash the towel and reuse it. I rinse using my hands and the shower head, Can I pass this to my niece by changing her diaper? She had a rash and I had to put cream on her bottom with my fingers. I use anti-bacterial soap too. I am worried and need to know. I was the only one around to put cream on her bottom. I don't have warts on my fingers, just on my genitals. Thank you.
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No. It is almost impossible to spread HPV indirectly (with your hands for example). Soap will kill any virus anyway.
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