If he has HPV and we will have to always use a condom, how will I be able to conceive later on down the line?

by Rachel on May 8, 2011

I’m concerned about entering into a relationship because of this. When I am in a relationship, I prefer not using a condom but I’m scared of contracting warts.

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justabigfan May 8, 2011 at 7:52 am

Wow, good for you for thinking ahead. You may have to conceive with the help of doctors and a petri dish, perhaps donated sperm.

Your other option is to not use a condom and take a chance with the HPV. Not a good option, but an option. This is a very interesting question. I wonder if someone knows if his sperm can be “cleaned up” to fertilize your egg. I hope so. Good luck to you.

sexi Z May 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

hmmmm i wouldnt be with him!

Lily L May 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

CONDOMS WILL NOT PROTECT YOU AGAINST HPV.

Get Gardasil. It protects againsty the 2 strains of HPV that cause 90% of genital warts.

BJC May 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

The vast majority of HPV infections are cured spontaneously by our immune systems within 18 months or so of acquiring it.

If he has the genital wart causing strain of HPV, there are treatments (and even without treatment, >90% of people with external genital warts experience viral clearance/cure — with or without treatment — within 2 years of being infected.

Most people on Y!A (and the general public) are SOOOOO misinformed about HPV and this causes them to be overly worried about HPV.

HPV is so common that if you are sexually active you will almost surely become infected. As a woman, as long as you get regular Pap tests done, cervical cancer is highly unlikely. That is what Paps look for and over time they do a great job at detecting it.

The other answerer is correct, you should get vaccinated with Gardasil as it will prevent 90% of cases of genital warts.

Please speak to your healthcare provider about this

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