I would like to start off by saying that I would like to thank anyone that is contributing to this forum. I think it is a very admirable thing to do and I am sure that this site has helped more people than I can imagine.
Now as far as the issue at hand, I am a 28 year old male, germaphobe, serial monogamist, that has been very careful when it comes to sex. I have mainly been in long relationships my whole life except the last two years where I have had sex more than the time frame up to that point but in total I have not exceed 10 partners thus far. I have worn condoms with everyone in that 2 year time frame but managed to catch genital warts. I am devastated that this happened, I have been so careful and have always feared this virus for some reason.
I have been to two clinics for the issue in 4 days. The people at the first one did not seem to know much as they are primarily a HIV test facility, and the second treated me like a number, brought me in, treated me with liquid nitrogen (while missing some ares), did not really answer my questions to the fullest, and sent me on my way. I have done a lot of research on my own and have found that some articles state that I will remain contagious for the rest of my life and others that state that once the warts clear up for a given duration of time, then I can consider myself no longer contagious. I once dated a girl for 6 years and she had herpes simplex 1 the entire time. Her outbreaks would occur about twice a year but we were always real carful right before, during, and for about a month after. Because of that, I never got contracted it but I know there was a "chance" that I could have. Would that be a suitable analogy for situation with warts minus the likelihood of their reoccurrence (if I can get rid of them)?
Are there any scientific papers that have been written recently that show the relation of the contagiousness to wart population or lack thereof? I have read articles like, http://www.medhelp.org/posts/STDs/Possible-HPV-transmission/show/249391
which implies that if the warts clear up and are gone for a while, then I should practically forget I ever had them. Is there any hard evidence to prove this or new studies that would lead someone to trust that particular doctor's opinion? I guess I am looking for some stats, ratios, chances(in percentages), ect. that would give me more hope.
Also, can you comment on what the best method of treating this would be? I read that I should have the warts burned off (cryotherapy, acid, laser, electrocautery, etc.) or cut off and then I should use Aldara while doing everything I can to keep my immune system in the best shape possible. If this sounds about right, is there a best way to initially remove the warts? For example, I read that there was a substantial difference in wart regeneration between cutting them off and using cryotherapy.
Knowing that I have HVP really bothers me because I would never want to distribute this to someone I care about in the future. Like I stated above I am a serial monogamist, I don't want to sleep around, I want to find "the one." Now I feel like there is a possibility that I will have to settle for a eunuch's life or something. Please help!