What are the chances of getting genital warts HPV 8 months later?

by Rachel on April 30, 2011

I’ve recently been diagnosed with anal warts in September. I have had oral sex in August and anal sex in February from two different people, nothing in between. How can I determine who gave it to me?

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Cherish April 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

Go back and check those people and ask them.

STD Jason April 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

If you opt to engage in oral sex without the use of protection, you should understand that the risk of transmitting HIV increases for the person performing the act if there is presence of an open wound or sores in the oral cavity. If ejaculation occurs in the mouth, the person performing the oral act is at greatest risk of contracting any kind of sexually transmitted disease that the individual receiving felatio has and is of a high risk for infection. When it comes to oral sex, the biggest risk taker for HIV transference is for the person performing the act. Clinically speaking, unless the candidate has generous amounts of blood and excretion in her/his mouth the receptive partner is unlikely to contract the disease.

Lily L April 30, 2011 at 9:27 am

You can’t. There is no way to tell.

Most people get HPV at some point, many with their first sexual partners. They’ve probably both had HPV at some point. Heck, this could not even be from either one of them. You might have had it before.

tarnishedsilverheart April 30, 2011 at 9:36 am

If you only had oral sex with the person in August…this is is unlikely to have acquired anal warts from this person. You can acquire oral HPV through oral sex with an infected partner acquiring the virus in your mouth.

A person can carry HPV with no visible signs such as a wart. There is no FDA approved overall screening for the genital area. The only HPV FDA approved screening is for the cervix. HPV can be transmitted even with consistent condoms use.

The person you had anal sex could have transmitted the virus…has the person you had anal sex but your only vaginal or anal sex partner? The virus can be dormant for years before showing abnormal visible genital warts. It is often impossible to know 100% where we acquired our HPV infection due to the long latent time frame of the virus.

The most common time interval from exposure to HPV to development of genital warts is 4 weeks to 8 months. However, HPV can remain latent in some people for years or decades before developing warts or cervical disease, so it is usually not possible to determine exactly when, or from whom, an individual contracted the virus.

awesome girl April 30, 2011 at 9:58 am

It’s really hard to determine who gave what to whom with STDs.
With diseases like HPV and HSV I and II, many people are not even aware that they have it. In normal STD screenings, they don’t test for herpes or genital warts- you have to ask specifically for those tests. There is no way to test males for HPV aside from a male coming in with an outbreak and having it visually (maybe biopsied) diagnosed by the doctor. There’s too many strains of HPV and too few negative effects for it to really matter.

I had a mild case of anal warts that I contracted after being with my first boyfriend, who took my virginity. (Pretty lucky I didn’t catch anything else from that ho.)

The cool thing is that new studies are coming out (according to my doctor’s PA) that genital warts is a very easily managed ailment, and it almost always goes away on its own within a year of your first symptoms. This holds true for your average individual, but not for those who are immunocompromised (on immunosuppressants, HIV positive, etc) people. Oftentimes, your body can just suppress the virus and you will be asymptomatic and it will be unlikely for you to spread the disease. My PA also said that partners can pass the same HPV back and forth unknowingly over months and years, and the disease doesn’t often show for a few weeks to several months.

If you are female, there is the risk of cervical cancer, but if you are a male, warts are no big deal- just socially stigmatized and sort of ugly and annoying. Usually (in my case, too) the warts are smaller than 1-2mm in diameter.
Good luck, it should be gone within a year completely, and if you get large uncontrollable warts, go back to the doc for help.

Don’t worry. You’re not the only one with this, and it will almost certainly get better for you!

Mrs Guerra April 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

u cant really know if they’re the ones who gaved it to u,u could of had iit bfor without knowing…go to the doctor and suggest the creme aldera if ur plan doesnt cover it it could be very expensive up to 300 dollars but it works ive read it helps kill the virus for uto get the warts again,so i believe its worth it…drink lots of immune stem boost u could fight the virus and make it go away…

GreenGrasshopper April 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

What Cherish said.

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