Is it possible for a man to have HPV and not have any visible symtoms?

by Rachel on October 12, 2010

Recently I have had unprotected sex and noticed a rather large cluster of tiny little skin colored bumps on my outer labia. They don’t itch. I do, however have some thick, white discharge. Could I possibly have HPV even though my partner shows no signs of it? I am being tested this Friday, but would like to know before hand.

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mickeeyy October 12, 2010 at 6:16 am

It is possible to not have any symptoms with any STD.

Kathy H October 12, 2010 at 6:31 am

Yes it is. We tend to get the symptoms first. good luck

MPH Ellen October 12, 2010 at 7:19 am

STD is somewhat of a misnomer. STI is a more accurate term for things like HPV, HIV, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc. The main distinction between the two is that a sexually transmitted infection does *not necessarily* have outward signs or symptoms. An STD is the name for an STI that *does* have outward signs or symptoms.

Long story short, your partner needs to get tested too because HPV does not always cause symptoms.

Lily L October 12, 2010 at 8:07 am

Not only is it possible, MOST people with HPV never have any symptoms ever.

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