If I have HPV what would be the consequences of not using a condom?

by Rachel on November 11, 2010

I got HPV from my ex boyfriend. There were external warts 2 years ago which I had removed. Since then I have not has any signs of warts and have always had a normal pap until this year in which they found an abnormal cell and I tested positive for high risk HPV. I am now with another boyfriend in which we are ready to have a serious relationship and plan on getting married. He knows that I have this and I am wondering what the consequences are of having sex without condoms and if we should proceed to do this.

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Mama Mia November 11, 2010 at 6:08 am

More than likely you will give him the virus for the remainder of his life. You need to be on prophylactic medication and he needs to be fully aware what this infection can mean for him.

Wienyhutjr13 November 11, 2010 at 6:27 am

hpv is spread with contact 6 inches down ur thighs to just above ur belly button and everywhere in between, so condoms dont help at all. sorry :/ u will spread it to him no matter wat unless u have a way to have sex without your sweat or skin from tht wide area touching his skin in that area.

Chris Mchansen November 11, 2010 at 6:27 am

Honestly, just have sex and don’t worry about it if you don’t have any symptoms. 80% of people get HPV in their lifetime. People used to give shit, but now no one seems to. Don’t let these other assholes scare you, HPV ain’t shit. You probably already had HPV, just not a strain that caused warts. See a gyno every 6 months and bang all you want.

Guys can goto Australia or other countries to get the HPV vaccine BTW. Maybe Canada now too. Make him get it if he really cares.

Mari Jiwe November 11, 2010 at 6:51 am

HPV is transmitted through sexual, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person; no penetration is needed to contract the virus. When a condom is worn, only the penis is protected. Other areas of the genitalia are left exposed and may come in contact with the vagina during intercourse.

Though condoms do not provide absolute protection against HPV, it is still important to use a condom. It is far better to have some protection against HPV than none at all. Condoms also provide excellent protection against sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.

HPV infection can increase a man’s risk of getting genital cancers, although these cancers are not common. HPV can also cause genital warts in men, just as in women.

Danielle November 11, 2010 at 7:38 am

The consequences are bad, quite frankly. If you tested for a High risk HPV you should know that there is a good chance of it being a recurrent infection. This means that the HPV outbreak can possibly come back, and I advise you to get REGULAR pap smears to keep current information on the infection, because if your ASCUS (atypical squamous cells of unknown significance) progresses to a Low Grade lesion you have a greater risk of cervical cancer.

Even though it’s easier to give someone HPV from a new infection, I’d say wait on the unprotected sex, because it’s likely that you could still give him an infection, even if you don’t have any warts. At your next papsmear, ask if you can get retested for the HPV test to see if you still have an active infection.

How long ago was your last papsmear?

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