Can I get HPV if my soon to be husband am I are both virgins?

by Rachel on May 9, 2011

I’m trying to figure out if I should get the HPV vaccine. Neither my fiance or I have ever had a sexual partner. Is there any chance that I could get HPV if no one has ever given it to him?

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Ashley May 9, 2011 at 5:52 pm

no, because HPV is an STD

Doc Julio May 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

There are many types of HPV virus (more than 200), some which affect the genitals and others which affect other parts of the body. But I assume here you are talking about the types which might lead to cervical cancer.

I think that if you are both virgins, the risk would be greatly reduced but not zero. Whilst intercourse may be the primary transmission route of these HPV types, they are known to be transmissible through any exposed skin. Plus if either of you have engaged in any sexual activity, even if it didn’t involve intercourse, then this would have increased the risk of HPV infection (because it is so common – it is estimated that up to 80% of Americans will be infected at least once in their life).

So then, I would recommend that you do get the HPV vaccine. Better safe than sorry.

medicalchristy May 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm

HPV is not something u catch or give, U just get it.

hey May 9, 2011 at 7:19 pm

You could get the shot if you or him plan on being unfaithful to each other through out your marriage. right now, no because neither of you have had a sexual encounter to catch a STD. If theres a chance you or him become unfaithful to each other, i would consider getting the shot.

Lily L May 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

HPV is spread through skin contact, not fluids, so you can definitely get it without having sex. Has he participated in any sexual activity like hand jobs or oral sex? Also, and I almost hate to bring this up, but he could have gotten HPV is he was molested a child or something. Even nonsexual skin contact can transmit HPV.

While your risk is definitely much less if he has not had sexual contact, but it’s probably still worth getting it. There is no test to tell whether he has it, so there is simply no way to be sure he doesn’t.

Candiceā„¢ May 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Hi YES if either has warts on hands etc read the following for obvious reasons BUT in reality I would recommend the vaccine for safety’s sake OK Ciao ?

HPV is passed from person to person, often indirectly. HPV on the skin may be passed to another person when that person touches the wart. It may take several months for HPV to appear if transmission occurs.
Warts are contagious, excreting large loads of HPV viral particles. If a person with a wart on a finger were to touch a genital area in a manner vigorous enough to slightly break the skin, this might transmit the virus to that area

Sadly, most areas of skin that possess HPV infection have no outward signs. Thus, the infection may be transmitted to the uninfected area of a partner without any knowledge of this fact by either partner. This is the manner in which almost all HPV infections are apparently transmitted. So, practically, if partners choose to have direct skin-to-skin contact between genitalia, then it may be impossible to know if HPV virus is being transmitted or not

Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus (HPV). They are very contagious and can spread to other parts of the body (such as groins, inner thighs and pubis) or to other person through skin-to-skin contact normally during genital sex, oral or anus. It can also spread through secondary contact for instance through a towel, sharing underwear or like especially if not washed thoroughly..

Since you have genital warts, there is a high possibility that you got it from your sex partner(s). If you only have sex with your partner, then most likely they are infected too. It would be advisable to get them to go for check up. To prevent spreading to others, practice sex safe.

Aldara is quite a new kind of drug that use to remove genital warts. Responses to the cream vary from person to person. It is common to experience redness, swelling, itching, flaking or scabbing at or around the application area during the treatment. Treatment with Aldara cream may also result in swelling, small open sores and drainage. Itching and/ burning is included.
You normally need to apply the cream until the genital warts disappear or up to 16 weeks. New warts may develop during the Aldara treatment. It cannot cure hpv though and so far there is no cure for hpv. Your genital warts may be removed but hpv stays in your body. When you body immune system is not able to fight off the hpv, new warts will recur.

Aldara cream may not remove all genital warts, if it does not work, you need to seek other treatment.

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