This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding HPV issues such as: genital warts, causes, diagnosis, cervical cancer, HPV in men, PAP tests, treatment, telling your spouse or partner
I have only had one partner but my husband had a few prior to our relationship. 20+ years later I am tested for the first time and I have it. What I understand is the test can show you have had or were exposed to it and exposed to a certain group (number) but not which one in particular at the time of the pap. Like people with chicken pox get shingles later in life. The virus never leaves the body. Men give it to women (the whole double dip thing). The vaccine was only approved for a certain age group but any woman can get it. You just have to pay for it. I have had my first of the three series of shots. Runs $200 per shot. In my opinion it was a no brainer. Get the shot. I hate the "label". My doc says women don't tell their proposed partners they have HPV and men dont tell their partners they had sex with a woman that had hpv. It would be like saying I have gingivitis (gum disease so watch out for oral sex) or sun spots (so wash the sheets after because its a contagious fungi) I would want to know. I think all the answers to your questions are: immediately, immediately, yes, no, yes lets see what the doc says.
Doctor: Can you also comment on if there is anything in development regarding a cream or sponge in the works that can kill the chance of passing it on during intercourse? Thanks
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.