I just want to say that there is so much conflicting information on the internet that I really need some real answers.
Last year I asked a nurse if a caregiver could transmit hpv (not the strain that causes genital warts) to children through bathing and changing diapers. I was told absolutely not, mothers with hpv do this all the time.
Here is my predicament: When I was a child myself (13) I babysat and now I am scared I passed Hpv to my the children I cared for. I was not sexually active, but I was terrified of using a tampon and in order to go swimming, I had to have my mom put it in for me. At that time, my mom had cells removed from her cervix and at the time I never put 2 and 2 together. So, my reasoning is that I got hpv from my mother, because she was my caregiver (and she had me vaginally so she could have passed it on them) and then I unknowingly passed it on to children I bathed and changed. I can only remember one child's name and where they live after 25 years. I feel that I must go and warn this person, because what if they decide to remain a virgin their entire life and never go get a pap smear and then I might have passed the disease to them. Even though I'm not 100% sure I even had it at the time.
I know this sounds a little strange, but I just feel that it is my responsibility.
However, everyone is telling me that if I do this, she and her family will think I did something worse than this because I am associating it with an STD and then a whole big drama will start.
I don't know what to do. If I had some definite answers, I could make better decisions. Please anyone help.