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July 15, 2019 / By Bess Question:
My boyfriend has just been told he has genital warts. We have had sex quite a few times without a condom because i am on the pill. Wot are the chances of me having HPV even though im not showing any symptoms?? I went for a check up but havnt got the results for my full scan for stds yet. And i know once you have HPV you have it for life so what do you do then?
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Afrika | 4 days ago
Facts You Need to Know
u HPV (human papillomavirus) is one of
the most common sexually transmitted
diseases (STD) in the U.S. About 6.2
million people get genital HPV each year.
u HPV is the name of a group of viruses
that infect the skin. There are about 100
different types of HPV. Certain types
cause warts on the hands and feet.
About 30 types cause genital infection
and can cause genital warts or abnormal
cell changes in the cervix.
u At any one time, about 20 million people
are infected with HPV, though most
have no visible symptoms and are
unaware of it.
u About 80 percent of all sexually active
people have been infected with HPV at
some point in their lives.
u The immune system of most healthy
people is able to suppress HPV within a
u Certain HPV viruses are linked to cervical
and other cancers. These viruses are
called high-risk types. HPV viruses that
are not linked to cancer are called lowrisk
u Though tens of millions of women have
high-risk HPV, a very small percentage
develop cervical cancer.
u Regular Pap tests can prevent cervical
cancer or diagnose it in early stages.
With early diagnosis, cervical cancer can
be treated and cured.
Who’s Likely to Get HPV?
u About 4.6 million young people aged
15–24 get HPV each year. They account
for nearly three-quarters (74%) of all
u HPV is especially common in young
women and usually disappears on its own.
However, the presence of HPV in women
over 30 — particularly those in monogamous
relationships — may indicate a persistent,
u About 13,000 women are diagnosed with
cervical cancer each year. About 99 percent
of cervical cancer tissue contains
How Is HPV Transmitted?
u Genital HPV is most easily transmitted
by direct skin-to-skin contact. Sexual
activity is the most common form of
u Because genital HPV infections usually
have no symptoms, the virus is most
often transmitted unknowingly.
u HPV can have a long latency period in
the body, where no symptoms appear
for months or even years after infection.
u There is no apparent link between HPV,
miscarriage, premature delivery or other
pregnancy complications. The risk of
transmitting the virus to one’s baby is
Costs and Consequences
u The direct medical costs of treating
cervical cancer in young women aged
15–24 are about $2.9 billion a year. The
costs of treating all HPV-related infections
are much higher.
Prevention and Treatment Basics
u Outside of sexual abstinence, the surest
way to avoid getting HPV is to refrain
from sexual contact with an infected
person or to be in a long-term, mutually
monogamous relationship with an uninfected
u Using condoms consistently and correctly
can reduce the risk of getting
HPV-related diseases, such as genital
warts and cervical cell abnormalities.
However, condoms do not protect all
genital areas, and therefore, cannot
completely prevent the spread of HPV.
u Regular screening through Pap and DNA
tests can catch cervical cancer in its early
stages, when there are no symptoms.
u Since cervical cancer typically takes
5–10 years to develop, regular screening
can prevent or cure nearly all cases.
u Genital warts can now be treated with
patient-applied topical therapies as well
as through conventional clinic-based
u Pap tests can detect abnormal, precancerous
or cancerous cell changes in the
cervix, but cannot directly diagnose HPV.
u Specialized DNA tests can diagnose
HPV in the cervix. These DNA tests are
routinely used to clarify Pap test results
that are unclear. They are also approved
for primary screening in women over 30
(in combination with conventional Pap
u Tests of an experimental vaccine designed
to protect women against highrisk
HPV have shown that the vaccine
provides total (100%) protection.
Public Health and Policy Issues
u Pap testing and DNA HPV testing
should be widely available and accessible
to low-income women.
u Follow-up treatment should be offered
to those with cervical abnormalities.
Such treatment has been shown to
prevent cervical cancer deaths.
Provided by the American Social Health Association www.ashastd.org
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Actually, once you have HPV, your body can cure it on its one, but that's not true for all strains of it. By any chance, did you get that Cervical Cancer/HPV shot?
The chance of you having HPV is very likely because you didn't use protection all of the time. But, then again, even with protection, there is still a possibility of getting it too. I can't give you a percentage because no one really know. I would say chances are good that you have it, but you may be one of the lucky ones who was exposed to it, but never got it.
Some HPV strains don't cause anything more than genital warts, which one kill you; they will just be a nuisance. Other strains, however, can cause cervical cancer and can actually be deadly. If your boyfriend has genital warts, then you may have one of the strains that won't kill you.
So, I don't want to scare you, but you probably have HPV, even though you don't have symptoms. It is very good that you got yourself checked out, and I wish all of the best to you when you get the results. Again, I'm curious though. How many times is "a few times"? Is it 1 or 2? Because the less number of exposures you have, the less chance you will have it. I wish you all of the best!
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I think the confusion comes from the fact that your body can fight off the infection to rid itself of the symptoms of HPV; however, once you have HPV, the virus stays in your system for life. HPV is contracted through skin-to-skin contact, so it is possible to transmit it to a baby during birth if the baby comes in contact with visible symptoms. However, I think this is very rare. I have heard that the baby gets antibodies from you while it is in the womb to help protect it. However, after the baby is born it will no longer have the antibodies. According to the CDC, 50% of adult women have some form of HPV and by the age of 50, 80% of women will have it. There is a vaccination called the Gardisil vaccination that helps prevent the contraction of the most dangerous types of HPV that can lead to Cervical Cancer. Hope that helps.
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My boyfriend has just been told he has genital warts. We have had sex quite a few times without a condom because i am on the pill.
Condoms DO not protect from genital warts!
....chances of me having HPV
Its possible that it wont show up for 20 years--but its also possible you did not have close contact to his infected area.
You should consider going to a MD and maybe? getting the HPV vaccine depending on what the MD says
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HPV human papilovial virus is a virus that can cause genital warts . it is not tested that i know of by doing an actual STD check up , but is usually found during a yearly pap smear. you can have the virus for years before it will show up that you have it , because thier are so many different strains of the virus that will cause different symptoms , you may never get warts, but that does not mean you cannot spread the virus. this virus also causes cirvicle cancer and and you may need to get parts of your cervix removed and that can prevent you from having children. set an appt to discuss this further with you OB or go to yor local free health department for counceling, testing or free pamplets on Std's
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