Question about the transmission of genital warts

Patient : Can you get genital warts if you wash your genitals with a washcloth that was used on a foot with plantar warts?
Doctor :   Most skin warts are due to herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV1)  infection and genital infection are due to HSV 2. Even though the risk is very small HSV-1 can cause genital herpes infections when there is exposure. I hope this answers your question.

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