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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Hi
I recently had a pap smear. I read in the internet that HPV can be transmitted through medical equipaments as well. Can you please advise
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Only if they are not properly sanitized

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HCM.Thanks for writing in to us with your health concerns. I can completely understand your concerns regarding this issue.HOV can be transmitted via fomites means by touching infected materials . Technically it can happen through medical instruments but only if they are not properly sterilised. But any Doctor who is performing Paps smear takes care to properly sanitize his or her instruments. So you need not worry regarding this aspect. Regards Dr Manisha Jain.
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