How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

by Rachel on May 13, 2010

I recently discovered that my friend was recently diagnosed with cancer HPV cervical ex. I know that men are carriers and show no symptoms, how likely is infected for me?

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It's Easy May 13, 2010 at 10:26 am

RISKY! If not a complete deal breaker! HPV is spreadable the cancer you can get from it is not. It was very nice of him to tell you so you can go in and prevent anything worse from happening.

David May 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

this is russian roulette with your cervix. nice of him to mention it. talk to your doc.

schdor.list May 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

Extremely likely.

I heard 85% of people 18-25 in the US have some form of HPV, and your boyfriend has one of the strains that can cause cervical cancer.

I’d suggest you get the Guardacil shots, but you’re still not 100% safe. Talk to your doctor.

Camira B May 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

Very if you haven’t been using protection. I hope you’ve been using condoms. I recommend the following:

1. Going to see your OB/GYN to get checked.

2. Getting the vaccination against HPV.

3. Having him wear a condom every single time, if you continue to sleep with him.

Auditore da Firenze May 13, 2010 at 12:05 pm

If you had unprotected sex with your partner, then you probably have HPV. You could have also contracted HPV from any other of your unprotected sexual partners. Most young people 18-25 already have HPV.

If you’ve ever had a wart, then you already have HPV.

tarnishedsilverheart May 13, 2010 at 1:01 pm

If the virus is active…there is a 65% chance that you will share his HPV type the first time you have sex. The precentage increase each time you and he have sex.

The ex has high risk HPV types but acquiring one of these HPV types doesn’t mean that your infection will progress. In most cases a person’s immune system keeps the virus at bay. In the event that for some reason your infection did progress your doctor would remove the abnormal cells that can progress. Doctors or researchers can’t really say why some peoples infection persists and progress…but just because her infection persisted doesn’t mean yours will.

Pap with HPV test as recommended by your doctor will allow your doctor to treat abnormal cells and possibly prevent cervical cancer.

Condoms will reduce your risk but condoms do not prevent the transmission of the virus.

Men can carry the virus and never show any sign or symptom never knowing they carry the virus.

If he will be your first sex partner….I would probably see if your insurance covers the cost of the vaccine…if you have had sex before you may have already acquired an HPV type. At least 50% of sexually active carries an HPV type or two.

The vaccine prevents 4 HPV types. You may not receive full benefits of the vaccine if you are all ready sexually active…but you may receive some benefit.

HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection and very contagious when the virus is active….

DrS May 13, 2010 at 1:25 pm

cancer an HPV are two different things if he has hpv an you had unprotected sex you got it forever

Lily L May 13, 2010 at 2:21 pm

MOST people contract HPV just as soon as they start having sex. What makes you think that you don’t already have it?

Get vacinated and get pap smears and you will be fine.

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