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I noticed some warts about 2 years ago and had some froze off at clinic and others froze off myself with Dr. Scholls.
Took some time to get rid of them because I kept shaving over them and spreading, but finally have got rid of them all and nothing new for 6 months.
I am wondering, do I tell all of my future sexual partners about this for life? Or should I consider myself non-contagious? Many places I have read that your body clears the virus within 2 years and will not pass it on. Other sites say you can pass it on forever.
After all, it is just a cosmetic issue, nothing serious right? I have told a few previous partners and they did not have sex with me. I feel like I may be ruining my life by being honest, when this really is nothing i should worry about.
I am also wondering, are there microscopic warts that cannot be seen with the naked eye?
If you had no sex the last two years - no new infections, and you got rid of them all and have not seen anything new for six months, you have beaten that strain. You had visible warts. The virus is active on those warts. Well they are gone. The virus should not be active now.
I tend to go with what www.cdc.gov and www.ashastd.org as well as the STD experts Dr. Hook and Dr. Handsfield say. CDC says in 90% of the cases your body clears the HPV. High risk HPV is harder to clear than low risk HPV. You apparently had low risk HPV.
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