Should I Stop Having Unprotected Sex With My Partner If We Have Been Diagnosed With Hpv?

by Rachel on January 27, 2010

i was just wondering if having unprotected sex with my partner if we both have HPV makes conditons worse? Will i develop cervical cancer or more severe reactions? Or should i always use a condom from now on? what if i want kids?

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ÜFÖ January 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Sex won’t make it worse. If you both have the same type of HPV there is no benefit to having protected sex. If you both have it there is no need to worry, just have sex like it doesn’t even exist. You may get cervical cancer or you may not, it depends on the type and how your body reacts to it. That is the only severe reaction to HPV. Your partner will be fine, and you just need to make sure you see the gynocologist regularly. That way if it turns to cancer you can be treated early. But remember, I said –IF– because it’s not guaranteed to turn to cancer.

Danielle B January 28, 2010 at 3:37 am

I hav had hpv fpr 9 years now and if both partners have the virus it will not make things worse. If you have been diagnosed eith high risk hpv u are at a higher risk to get cervical cancer but by haveing sex with your partner u will not get cancer, Just make sure u get ur paps when needed ever 6 moths to help prevent it, If u are under 26 i recomened getting the hpv vaccine it is 100% effective to preven cervical cancer.

cytoman0 January 28, 2010 at 8:14 am

THERE ARE OVER 100 TYPES OF HPV—DIVIDED INTO LOW RISH AND HIGH RISK. HPV IS A STD!!! IT IS–YES IS– THE AGENT THAT CAUSES CERVICAL AND ANAL CANCER. USE PROTECT SEX ALWAYS!!!! IT IS THE TYPE AND COMBINATION OF HPV THAT WILL #$5@ YOU UP. SEE A DOCTOR . WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW WILL GIVE YOU THE BIG “C”.

icegypsy January 28, 2010 at 10:24 am

The only thing with unprotected sex is to get re infected. For example, if I have active lesions and my partner has active lesions, well, he can reinfect me in new places. I am not sure how that works but your gynocologist is the best person to answer this question. I have always had unprotected sex with herpes and my husband is fine.

Bradley's MoM January 28, 2010 at 10:49 am

HPV is a very common disease. I was diagnosed two years ago and I am now pregnant with my first child. Make sure you see your doctor for regular check ups and you may need a leep procedure eventually, which is NOT that big of a deal, not painful and can help prevent cervical cancer. They simple remove a very tiny piece of your cervix and test it. About the size of pencil lead. It can be done in the doctor’s office and you can go right back to work afterwards. If you both have HPV condoms won’t matter for the disease, other diseases- yes it will help. HPV is not nearly as scary as it sounds but you should let anyone know that you have sex with. It’s only fair. Conditions can’t be worsened with sex when you have HPV, it’s not like other STD’s.

rc_crown January 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm

you dont have to use a condom…if you have it and he has it then it will just be passed back and forth….you do need to have regular check ups because yours could lead to cervical cancer….your doc should remind you and know your situation….you can use a condom if it would make you feel better but there is really no real reason to have to…..definately keep a check on yourself….if cervical cancer develops it can lessen your chances of kids….

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