Can hpv be spread even if the virus is dormant?

by Rachel on October 19, 2010

I had a one night stand and at the time I didn’t know i had hpv (genital warts). Months later my first breakout appeared. My question is, could the person that I came in contact get genital warts, even though the warts were dormant in my system at the time?

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Tracey October 19, 2010 at 7:10 am

Yes, hpv is contagious. It’s in your blood and is considered a sexually transmitted disease. You will have to get treated and if female have the warts removed for it can cause cancer as well as infertility.

tarnishedsilverheart October 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

Yes, the virus can be transmitted month after the initial infection was acquired.

When the virus goes in a low viral low then we are not as contagious. It usually takes a year or more for the body immunity to an acquired HPV. No one can guarantee that we are never contagious.

Don’t you question that you may acquired the virus from a one night stand.

We can acquire more than a new HPV type from a new sex partner.

The most common time interval from exposure to HPV to development of genital warts is 4 weeks to 8 months. However, HPV can remain latent in some people for years or decades before developing warts or cervical disease, so it is usually not possible to determine exactly when, or from whom, an individual contracted the virus.

http://www.asccp.org/hpv_history.shtml

However, many women who spontaneously clear one specific type of HPV become infected with another HPV type. This is part of the reason that infection with multiple types of HPV is quite common in sexually active adolescents and young women.

The most common time interval from exposure to HPV to development of genital warts is 4 weeks to 8 months. However, HPV can remain latent in some people for years or decades before developing warts or cervical disease, so it is usually not possible to determine exactly when, or from whom, an individual contracted the virus.

http://www.asccp.org/hpv_history.shtml

However, many women who spontaneously clear one specific type of HPV become infected with another HPV type. This is part of the reason that infection with multiple types of HPV is quite common in sexually active adolescents and young women.

http://www.jfponline.com/Pages.asp?AID=7892&issue=September_2009

Jenny Green October 19, 2010 at 8:37 am

yeah make sure thats not all you have

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