how come they say that if your male partner has had numerous partners it increases MY chances of HPV?

by Rachel on August 24, 2011

how does that work?

why does it matter how many partners my boyfriend has had? if he is clean according to his last tests, how does how many partners he’s had affect me?

also, does wearing a condom lessen those chances?

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

bill p August 24, 2011 at 2:00 am

because when you have unprotected sex w/ your partner, you’re having sex w/ every partner he’s ever had…even that one time when he was real drunk in college and…you get the idea. He may test clean but these things are not always discovered w/ tests. Promiscuity is not a really good idea. 1 out of 4 teen girls today has an STD.

LINDSEY S August 24, 2011 at 2:01 am

condoms are not 100%, they don’t protect stds that take skin to skin or genital to genital contact in order to be transmitted. he could have forgotten once or twice if he was drunk or at a party. if he doesn’t have anything now then he is extremely lucky or has a very strong immune system. or could be a carrier for some of the stds which means that he could have the stds and show little to no symptoms of them. also not all stds are coverd in an std test. if one of his past partners had an std in the past then he could have gotten an std from them, then he could pass that std onto u.

Melanie T August 24, 2011 at 2:45 am

I just tested positive for HPV a few weeks ago and I am still trying to digest the news and make some sense of it. I was married to a man for over 10 years (the only one I ever slept with without a condom up until now). I went for regular paps and always fine. Well, a few months ago I had surgery and then last month I went for another routine pap, only this time it came back abnormal and positive HPV. I don’t know if I got it from my ex or from my fiance but it doesn’t matter, it just means I have to see doctors way more often now to make sure it doesn’t turn into cancer.
Thing is, it is true, you can make the chances decrease by using a condom but there’s still a 30% chance of getting it. And it’s given by skin to skin contact so he doesn’t necessarily have to penetrate to give it to you, he can just rub his $#%$ to your $%@$% (even if there are no warts present). Also, there are no tests for men at this time so unless he has a wart there is no way for him to know if he has it. It doesn’t matter how many people you or he has been with, you can get it from the first person you sleep with. You can even get it from using the same towel as someone who has it.

jaimelleonard August 24, 2011 at 3:33 am

there are many different strains…and to answer the woman that had it from the husband with 10 years…my doctor told me that was possible too…you can get HPV off a toilet seat even! (skin to skin to skin contact). people with stronger immune systems can fight it off… my doctor suggested folic acid supplements…

bigben August 24, 2011 at 4:13 am

there are no tests to check if a male has HPV, so you’re not going to know since not all strands can be seen. therefore, the more partners your guy has had, the greater his chance of having contracted HPV from other girls.
Condoms do lessen his chances of getting HPV, but since it’s transferred by skin to skin contact, the disease may have been contracted before putting the condom on. Unfortunately, not all people knowing they have HPV are upfront about it, and others may not know at all.

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