Also, does the possibility of having more than one strain of HPV make the clearance of HPV harder? And the wart occurrence more likely?
I just feel like I am stuck with this forever as sometimes I go 6 - 9 months without warts then one month I'll have lots of brand new clusters in different parts of my penis.
Hey Man, sorry to hear about your ordeal. That's rough and I feel for you. I've had wart outbreaks three times since 2010 for about a year each time so I can related to some degree with what you're going through. It's certainly not ideal, but it's not the end of the world that we feel at the beginning which is great to know. Anyway...
No doubt you've learned from your reading that low-risk HPV types and 6 and 11 are responsible for around 90% of all wart outbreaks. This happens to be the two types of low-risk strains the vaccine protects against with like 90% or so efficacy. Playing the odds, this or these may be the strains your dealing with. Maybe you have one or maybe you have both or maybe you have a combination of one or both and another, less common variant. You'll never know unless they start testing men for strain types. If you have multiple strains, you could have gotten them from the same woman or from different women throughout your years of unprotected sex. I'm sure you know all of this as you seem to indicate. Unfortunately, we'll never know exactly where we fall in the category so maybe you've a unique combo of types or maybe your immune system is the differentiating factor from others regarding your long history of intermittent outbreaks. It's very hard to say and certainly all we can do is opine on the possibilities and then be cool about it.
Regarding your question, yes, I believe these warts will stop appearing now that you are in a monogamous relationship. If it lasts, you've eliminated the variable of new partners and their complicated and unknown sexual histories (protected or unprotected). It could take another year or two, though, but I do believe it will resolve.
As far as the cream goes, I'd say you can keep using it as warts appear, or stop using it altogether and go get them frozen or otherwise burnt off as they arise. That's what I've done. I've never used a cream. I've no scarring either. Having more than one strain of wart would intuitively make occurrences more likely from my armchair vantage point, but I can't say scientifically. Would it be harder to clear? I feel I can't even offer an opinion on that one. I simply have no idea.
You have lucky draw here in that your partner has had the vaccine and seems to understand HPV and it seems you've been honest about it. That's all anyone with HPV really needs is a partner who gets it. I'd expect the best outcome and feel grateful to have the partner you do. That's super awesome. Anyway, best of luck and keep that attitude positive and forward looking. Cheers.
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