I'm in a rather interesting situation where 2 years ago I had a bump checked out and was told not to worry about it. A month ago I noticed 4, much smaller, bumps and got checked out by a urologist. He moved not to do a biopsy, and to remove them with acid. So I still don't have scientific proof that it was HPV, but I'm willing to believe I do.
Over the course of those two year, I've had regular unprotected sex with 3 women, none of which have shown signs. I understand HPV can lay dormant for years, but that it would be rare. For 3 women to not show signs, is there a possibility that I have a low risk of spreading? I have lead a very sedentary lifestyle with no exercise, so maybe thats why they show on me but are not "strong"?
Once the warts were removed, is my risk of spreading really lower? I'm not looking for the green light to have unprotected sex with anyone, but confidence that the woman I marry would be at very low risk.
Additionally, can you provide some clarification to the vague statement that seems to be prevalent here: "most sexually active adults who have unprotected sex have genital warts". I've read the McGuill University study that 50% of sexually active adults have HPV, but only 1% have genital warts. Is that the 1% who know, since HPV is untestable in men? The stats are out there, and can be twisted to make a carrier feel more comfortable, but they are not very clear.
Lasly, is there any promising progress in the medical community for a genital warts cure? I know nanovir pharm is working towards a solution, but their updates have run dry.