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Although my HPV infection, and that guy, are no longer in my life, I asked her to settle all of my unanswered queries just in case a similar situation should arise in the future.
(And because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one wondering.) If your partner is a man, it’s almost impossible to know for sure whether he has HPV or not.
We quickly realized that everyone we knew seemed to have HPV, and it really wasn't even that big of a deal. Here is the irony: If everyone we know (including ourselves) seems to have HPV, why can none of us ever explain what exactly HPV is?
If HPV is SO common, how come hardly any of my friends — sophisticated, city-bred, educated and sex-positive men and women — have a general understanding of the virus beyond "warts, gross"?
(Plus, you know, the real risk of getting and spreading other STIs.) Bottom line: Even if you’re in a long-term, monogamous relationship, you should definitely wear condoms or dental dams during sex while you have HPV.
Consider asking your partner to get the HPV vaccine, which will protect them the cancer-causing strains of the virus. “Once you get HPV, your body builds antibodies to that strain,” she says.
This applies whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or not.
Certain strains of HPV are linked to cancer in both men and women (most notably cervical cancer), so it’s not something you want to take chances with.
Remember that 80% of unvaccinated adults will pick up HPV at some point in their life.
As most HPV is invisible, partners will inevitably share it, and there is no way to know which partner it came from or when they got it.