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Questions from July 2009

rachel Asks:

I had my first shot last June 6 2009 . My obgyne injected it on my right butt.  I just read in your publication that it should be administered either in the arm or thigh. Is that a problem?

No- but it probably hurtJ

bob Asks:

I have just learned that my teenage daughter has HPV, the high risk kind. Should I worry that my other daughter could get the virus by using the same soap or the same towel? Is it possible to be transmitted this way?

No need to worry.  HPV is transmitted by skin to skin contact. Sex is the most common skin to skin contact when this occurs. It isn’t spread through toilet seats or towels; eating out of the same bowl of cereal or kissing. So your other daughter is not in danger of contracting the HPV virus from her sister.


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