mmcmommy: I am very concerned about your post. It's terrible that this girl isn't being taken care of properly, but I think you are overreacting to the HPV.
HPV causes all warts. There are over 100 types of HPV. About 30 types mainly affect the genitals and are considered STDs. I know when I was a kid a had several warts on my hands growing up. I just had them removed. My sister got those flat warts on her face and had to use a cream to treat them. It's common for kids to pick up HPV just like they are more likely to get any virus.
You mention that the mother has HPV, and I'm guessing she was diagnosed through an abnormal pap smear or something. That is very likely a different strain than the one causing warts for your step daughter. 1) could I have gotten the HPV from my 5 year old Stepdaughter?
You definitely could have, but again, that doesn't mean you got an STD from her. You will probably not get warts because you are an adult and have a stronger immune system. Plus, you have probably been exposed to different ypes of HPV throughout your life that have helped you to build up immunity to it. 2) now that I have HPV(which I am NOT happy about), could I pass it on to my own 2 year old daughter, and the through the birth canal of my newborn?
This is very rare for it to happen, but if it is a concern of yours, talk to your ob/gyn. I am sure she will tell you that is is just not something you should worry about. I think if you had actual warts present she might want to take precautions, but without warts, doctors tend not to worry about it. 3) How could a 5 year old have gotten this(her mother? sexual abuse? i dont know....help)
If this girl only had warts on her genitals, I would be thinking sexual abuse. But you say she has them all over. That makes me think she could have picked them up by just casual contact with others. HPV is spread through skin contact. There is no sex required. If she had warts are her hands and then touched her own genitals, she could have spread HPV to herself there. Usually HPV strains have their favorite places to live and stick to that area, but if she has warts all over, she must be having issues supressing the HPV infection.
That's what concerns me the most. This girl has warts all over her body, and that may be a sign that something is not right with her immune system. If a person has warts all over, they definitely need to see a doctor. She needs to find out why her body is not controlling the HPV. I am not a doctor, and it could be something as simple as removing the warts that would help this child fight it off. What concerns me the most is that you say her mother doesn't take her to the doctor to have her evaluated about these warts. 4) what can i do to prevent MY daughter from getting HPV? ( i bleach the toilet and bathtub everytime i use it now...and i constantly use hand sanitizier)...but i am terrified i could pass it on to her while changing her diaper or something.
Honestly, HPV is just a super common virus that pretty much everyone is exposed to several times throughout their lives! Think of it like a cold or the flu. No, you don't want your daughter to get it, but chances are she will get it and she will be fine. So yes please keep up with the cleaning whcih is good for minimizing expose to lots of different viruses and bacteria and generally icky stuff. But please don't be too concerned.
You say you are tested for HPV and other STDs, but you should know something about the HPV test given to women. It only tests for the cancer-causing strains and requires an active infection to be present to be positive. It's an excellent way to determine your cancer risk. But it can't tell you whether you've had HPV in the past, and it doesn't let you know if you've had the warts kinds either.