What are the chances for a female to contract HPV from a male who is a carrier?

by Rachel on April 12, 2011

Do the chances differ between a circumcised penis and an uncircumcised penis?

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Pinkpanda Girl April 12, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Chances are pretty good, altho there is a small chance you won’t, if its a one time thing. But HPV is a virus, and usually it will eventually leave your body. I’ve done the research. You should too. Have you been vaccinated? I suggest you get the vac, as long as you find out you don’t have it yet. There is no test for men, so they cannot be sure whether or not they are a carrier. (scary, isn’t it?) I don’t know how effective the vac is if you already have it, but the only way to find out is to see somebody about it.

tarnishedsilverheart April 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Studies tell us between 60 and 65% and the risk goes up each time you have sex.

You may acquire his HPV type but never show any signs or symptom of the virus. There is the possibility that you could share your infection even when no warts are present.

Here are two studies of HPV in circumcised and uncircumcised men:

HPV Infection Takes Longer To Clear In Uncircumcised Men, Study Finds

Male Circumcision Can Help Protect Against HPV And HIV, Studies Show

Most do build immunity to their acquired HPV type in a year or two. Once we build immunity to that HPV type we will not get it again…in some the virus can re-active. Building immunity to one HPV type doesn’t give us immunity to all HPV types. We also can acquire new HPV types with a new, sex partner. A doctor can’t tell the difference between a new HPV types or an old HPV type that has re-active. No one can guarantee that we will never share our HPV type with a new sex partner. We are probably less contagious as time goes by.

Condoms do not provide 100 protections but do give you about 70% protection.

Kiara April 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm

HPV transmission typically occurs through direct skin-to-skin contact, including genital-to-genital contact. In fact, the virus is spread easily between sexual partners, making it one of the most common STDs. And because there are often no signs or symptoms, most infected people are unaware that HPV transmission has occurred. A pregnant woman can transmit HPV to her baby during vaginal delivery, but this is extremely rare. If you have any questions about STDs or concerns that you or your partner may be infected with an STD, speak to a medical health professional right away.

Peter H April 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm
JackieNo April 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

A major US study on HPV showed that in the UNITED STATES cut or natural have the same amount of HPV. A partner of a natural man does not get cervical cancer at any different rate than from a cut men. ONLY the number of sexual partners and not circumcision status is linked to HPV risk.

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