How long could he have carried HPV virus with out knowing ?

by Rachel on August 8, 2011

we have been together six months , but he only reacently started showing symptoms of genital warts . He now believes i have passed them to him as he had been abstenent for more than a year before meeting me ! Although i have no symptoms at all . Could he have been harbouring the virus all this time with out showing symptoms ?? Or could i have passed it to him allthough i have no symptoms at all ??!!

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american samurai August 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Yes on both. do some research, its no use blaming each other as you will never know. You both took a risk and it will do nothing to help by trying to figure out who gave it to who, you should both sit down together and do some online research, its not the end of the world.

Nicole August 8, 2011 at 3:43 pm

you may ask std counselor at STDromance com

sweetiegrl04 August 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

HPV can lay dormant for as long as years without any signs or symptoms of there being a problem. There really is no way to tell who was the Original carrier of it. Since you have both be sexually active with other people before each other it could have been anyone to pass it on. That is the risk you take when you have sex unprotected.

Lily L August 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

You can have it forever without knowning it. Most people will get HPV at some point, and hardly anyone knows they have it because there aren’t reliable ways to test for it.

California S August 8, 2011 at 5:53 pm

either of you could have gotten it from your first partner or from eachother..
it can stay dormant for years or for ever!
some people never have symptoms of having it, some get full blown symptoms and often.
1 in 4 people have herpes and dont know it because drs dont run the test for this std unless you have a blister and see the dr because of it.
its just not a test they do because its so comon.

MEL0929 August 8, 2011 at 5:54 pm

HPV can lay doormant in your system for up to many years. Mine did. I was diagnosed with it back about 6 months ago. I was with a guy almost 10 years ago that had HPV. Mine never came up until recently. And no, I’ve only ever been with 2 other people other than him, one being before and the guy I’ve been with now. It’s possible the one I’m with now gave it to me, but I seriously doubt it. Tell him to just keep that in mind before accusing you

Because this disease is such a common STD, you really have no way of knowing who gave it to whom.

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