I asked this in the STD forum but my post was way too long. Posting the tl;dr version here.
Facts of my case:
• Single episode of mutual oral sex with friend (girl); I'm almost exclusively worried about my oral exposure via cunnilingus
• Find out later she previously had HPV diagnosis, but has had several "clear" paps
• 2 months after exposure, found out she had abnormal pap, was diagnosed with HPV-16
• Colposcopy showed NO dysplasia or abnormal cells
Can anyone give me insight into:
• Whether HPV is less transmissible in the absence of cervical lesions (dysplasia)?
• An educated guess as to the "per act" transmissibility of HPV-16 from vagina to mouth? The docs say "low" (sometimes adding "5% or less", some resources online say "close to 100%". This is driving me nuts.
• If I am infected, regardless of whether I ultimately "clear it", how likely am I to spread HPV orally to someone else's vagina? I'd be somewhat relieved if the burden of worry was simply for MY future health, not future sex partners
I should add that there are a couple studies (like this one: http://www.livescience.com/16665-hpv-transmission-rates-20-percent.html) which show a "relatively" low transmission rate in couples after 6 months. That would SEEM to indicate per-act transmission is lower than what some sources claim.
Hopefully someone out there is as obsessive about this as I am and can lend me some insight.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.