I have genital warts and was masturbating, then after masturbating I washed my hands using the bar of soap near the bathroom sink. Then about a 24 hours later a female family member used that bar of soap to take a shower. How likely can that person contract the virus?
Soap instantaneously inactivates all viruses, including HPV -- as well as most bacteria. Which is why soap and water remains among the most effective means of preventing any infection, at least those acquired by skin to skin contact.
People in the households of persons with genital HPV infections never get infected themselves (unless they have sex with them); and for sure nobody in your household can catch HPV by using soap you had used.
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