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We both have HPV, how contagious are we to each other now?
My partner and i have both been diagnosed with the HPV virus causeing warts. i have had treatment, and she is getting treatment soon.
i hope this isnt to graphic of information, but im saying it because i really do want to know. We are both females. Both have had visible warts. One of the things we do sexually, is rubbing our vaginas together (thus explaining how we had direct skin-to-skin contact, transmitting the infection so easily)
my questions is..
1) Although we both know of our HPV can we continue to pass it back and forth, never getting rid of the virus, should we continue to be sexual?
2) If one of us recieves new warts, are the chances high that the other will recieve new warts as well should we continue to be sexual?
3) after treatment (remove by freezing) of the warts, are we still contagious to each other? and should we not be having sex?
1) You can't ping-pong hpv back and forth. Once you have it, it's in your system forever however your immune system will usually suppress it.
2) If either of you are exposed to a NEW hpv (from another partner) and you're still having sex with each other, the newly infected partner will pass along the new hpv to the non-infected partner. If you are just getting another wart from the same HPV, then it won't make any difference to your partner.
3) No, you are not contagious to one another because you both have the same virus(s). No need to change your sexual habits now.
ok thanks for the reply.... im still confused lol. i guess i still dont understand one thing... lets say we are both treated and are wart 'free', and suddenly i have a new wart in a few weeks. can she also get a new one if she comes in contact with it, or can she come in contact with it but remain wart free? keeping in mind we still have the virus, and realize that it is still in our bodies for a very long time.
First of all just because you contract the virus does NOT mean that it's in the system forever.... My son just got over having oral herpes in the mouth and his Dr. told me that he can contract it again, but the virus is gone... I asked my GYN about it, and she said that because I have been treated for it before and I have not had an outbreak in 8 years and she said that in that case the virus is gone. Yes, it CAN lay dormant in your system, but after a certain amount of time if you have no outbreak's then the virus is considered not in your body anymore.......
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