I had unprotected sex with a lady more than 2 years back. I have undergone tests for HIV, Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis A,B and C. All negative.
Recently, I have been worried about the HPV. I know it rarely affects men, but I am concerned about my would-be wife. I have following questions -
1. Can the antibodies to HPV be detected? It is said that the body clears off HPV infection within 2 years. If that is the case, there must be antibodies present in the blood (or are they localized only to the skin which is infected?). I am convinced that I was exposed to HPV, since the girl later said that she had had total 5 partners before me.
2. Is it possible to test for HPV in men somehow (blood test/penile swab). If there is no FDA approved testing, can I get tested by some test which is not yet approved (preferably in India, otherwise US is also okay) and if there is a test, then what is the accuracy and sensitivity.
3. Suppose I did contract a (or 2 or maybe 3) high risk strains of HPV. If I and my wife are monogamous throughout our life, will she still be at risk for cervical cancer? I have read somewhere that PERSISTENT infection of HPV leads to cervical cancer. What I am trying to ask is - even if she has developed immunity to a strain, can I still introduce the same strain to her again (maybe because I don't develop immunity and have the virus). And inspite of her immunity, the virus can cause damage?
4. What chances do you think I have of infecting my partner considering that I have not engaged in any sexual activity for last 2.5 years?
5. Suppose my wife gets infected with high risk strain(s). What is the probability of it developing into precancerous lesions? What is the probability of that eventually developing in cancer even if she undergoes routine pap smear smear test every year?
6. What is the probability of acquiring HPV in a single episode of unprotected sex for men?