Dating with hpv men validating database query results

20 Feb

Tom asks: My girlfriend was diagnosed with high-risk HPV over a year ago. It is estimated that 70-80% of adults will have it at some time in their lives.Monogamous relationship, unprotected intercourse throughout this time. So you just can’t know whether you gave it to your gf or she gave it to you.She had informed him that she had one of the non-cancer causing strains of HPV. I thought it was nice of him, but didn’t give it much thought and had sex with him anyway.I forgot about the conversation soon after it happened.HPV infections in men, like those in women, clear on their own most of the time over a period of time which can last from a few months to several years.To best understand your specific risk, you should discuss these issues with a healthcare provider that deals with HPV so they can give you more personal guidance.Yours is a question that a lot of people are asking.

Because almost every strain only affects women, many men are completely clueless.

Unfortunately, the risk of your transmitting this HPV type to your next partner is not known.

What we do know is that a number of things need to occur, in addition to oncogenic or cancerous HPV infection, before a woman develops cervical cancer.

If a man has come in close sexual contact with a woman who has HPV, it can be assumed that he has been exposed. Her PAP and other tests came back normal earlier in the month and the virus is dormant.

Is HPV likely to be spread if it is dormant and a condom is worn (but skin to skin contact was made)?