My boyfriend contracted HPV from his ex girlfriend, what can i do to prevent me from catching it?

by Rachel on July 12, 2010

His type of high-risk HPV is not, I could still offers oral? We never had sex and I’ve never given oral, because they feared capture, so what should I be sure I am used to when I’m with him sex? DankIm not a virgin!

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The Robster July 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

Don’t have sex with him!
this is why it’s best to save your virginity until marriage. Then you don’t have to worry about any of this!

Ms. Le'Kia July 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

A vaccine(guardsil) can now protect females from the four types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers and genital warts. The vaccine is recommended for 11 and 12 year-old girls. It is also recommended for girls and women age 13 through 26 who have not yet been vaccinated or completed the vaccine series.

For those who choose to be sexually active, condoms may lower the risk of HPV, if used all the time and the right way. Condoms may also lower the risk of developing HPV-related diseases, such as genital warts and cervical cancer. But HPV can infect areas that are not covered by a condom—so condoms may not fully protect against HPV. So the only sure way to prevent HPV is to avoid all sexual activity.

Individuals can also lower their chances of getting HPV by being in a mutually faithful relationship with someone who has had no or few sex partners. However, even people with only one lifetime sex partner can get HPV, if their partner was infected with HPV. For those who are not in long-term mutually monogamous relationships, limiting the number of sex partners and choosing a partner less likely to be infected may lower the risk of HPV. Partners less likely to be infected include those who have had no or few prior sex partners. But it may not be possible to determine if a partner who has been sexually active in the past is currently infected.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/HPV/stdfact-HPV.htm

Pour Some Sugar On ME July 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

Use protection (condoms, dental dams).

Make him go to a doctor and get on Valtrex.

~{GLAMOROUS LAYDEE}~ July 12, 2010 at 12:12 pm

YOU CAN GET THAT GARDISIL SHOT THATS ON TV ALL THE TIME. AND WHEN YOU GET THE SHOT YOU SHOULD ASK THE DOCTOR IF ITS OK OR NOT TO HAVE INTERCOURSE {BUT I DUBT THAT THE ANSWER IS YES.} THE SHOT PREVENTS THE TYPES OF HPV THAT CAUSE CERVICAL CANCER

philosophyangel July 12, 2010 at 12:20 pm

If he had been *treated* for it and has no symptoms (no genital warts) you are probably OK although it would be best to use a condom during intercourse to prevent infection with HPV and other things. A large percentage of young men are carriers of HPV although they may be asymptomatic BTW (twice as many men have it as women according to a recent study by the US Centers for Disease Control–a reason why women should not have sex with men unless the guy can manage to wear a condom and why they should have a gyno exam that includes a Pap test once year at least).

politically correct July 12, 2010 at 12:26 pm

You can get the HPV vaccine. It’s a series of 3 shots, and it protects against the 4 worst HPVs out there. But remember, it’s only 4 out of the many HPV species that are out there. Therefore, even after you get the vaccine, always use protection – meaning a condom or dental dam. That’s the only way to prevent getting it. Finally, get an annual pap smear. That way, if you do get an infection, the doctor can check and make sure it doesn’t turn into cervical cancer.

G. July 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm

valtrex is for herpes….not HPV…lol
I have HPV. But no warts…I have the one that can cause cancer. So im guessing since you KNOW he has it, it is the one with warts. Reason i say this is because a man cannot be tested for HPV unless he has visable warts.
Honestly, when it comes to herpes and warts, a condom does NOT do what it is s’pose to. It does NOT cver ALL of everythig down there. So you can get it either way. Not saying you will, it is just really hard to rpevent things like this…

Minninha July 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm

for gods sake, using condom!

Proszinha July 12, 2010 at 2:23 pm

1-Don’t have sex with him!
or
2-Use protection!

that is your choice.

kiss

Anthony Phillips September 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm

First I will state that I am not a Doctor or a Physician. Guardasil is being put forth as a drug to prevent certain forms of HPV as a result of a double blind study performed on 12,000 women. My Question is what exactly are the controlling factors that indicate the products efficacy during these studies. Were they working with women with many known partners some or all of whom were infected. My guess is that these 12,000 women were educated about HPV and many would have subconciously altered their normal sexual activity, now knowing the risk of becoming a statistic. It would seem that the only real test is to take abstinent young girls, give them the shots and expose them to infected males. Human guinea pigs if you will. Is there anyone out there willing to put their full trust in this product and offer there teen daughter as a test subject. I for one would say no. I think the one positive is the discussion that is now happening concerning HPV. Young women and possibley young men are choosing to wait. Genital warts can take months and even years to appear when a person is infected, while this drug has only been available for four years. In my opinion, the verdict is still out on this drug and anyone who puts their hole hearted trust in it will be the human guinea pigs we are speaking of. Time will be the judge of this product and I think part of the results will include changed sexual habits including abstaining from sex for many.

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