Can I get HPV if my husband and I were each others first?

by Rachel on November 20, 2010

My husband and I were each others first partners. I am starting to think this is a rarity because I cannot find the answer to my question anywhere! Can I still be at risk of HPV?
My husband and I were each others first sexual partners. To make things clear.. I do NOT have an STD of any kind, and don’t have HPV (that I am aware of). I just saw an awareness ad and wondered if it was even possible to get one.

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snotalie November 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

HPV had to come from somewhere, it both you and your husband were virgins, then technically neither of you should be carrying any STD’s. If one of you has an std then one of you is lying about not having had sex with anyone before the marriage. Germs don’t just ‘ beam in” like characters from star trek.

Francois November 20, 2010 at 3:17 am

Please do not pay attention to the other answer. I’m always surprised by how many people endanger the health of others by giving unsupported medical advice.

HPV absolutely CAN spread by mehods other than sexual contact:

“One may be exposed to HPV simply by shaking hands as suggested in the finding of HPV virus under fingernails.”

While sexual intercourse is considered to be the USUAL method of transmission, any skin-to-skin contact has the potential.

Anama November 20, 2010 at 3:52 am

I am assuming you mean genital warts. HPV can mean any wart virus, just different warts in different places.
Assuming you mean genital warts, here is the answer you are seeking:
Yes, you both could have HPV without prior sexual contact. For example, if either of your mothers has it, you can get HPV during a normal vaginal birth. Also any skin to skin contact involving the genitals can result in the transmission of HPV, including oral sex. Please go here for the facts:

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