Will hpv go away while still having sex with someone who is also infected?

by Rachel on April 14, 2011

i’ve read on MANY different sites that the condition will not get any worse by having sex with someone also infected with HPV, but I want to know if it will still go away over time if the two people infected are still having sex. Also, if it does stay if the sex continues, is there a form of protection that will keep it from staying?

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Cookie Preston April 14, 2011 at 10:35 am

Here’s a website about that:http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/

There is a prevention (a vaccine) but not a cure. Once you have this virus you always have it. It will not get any worse. It will not go away. There is no form of protection that will keep it from staying. If both people have it it is passed back and forth. It stays and it does not get any worse. Sometimes there are symptoms, and this virus is linked to cervical cancer, but this is also a virus that people can live with forever without any symptoms, so don’t get all bent out of shape over it. If you are female and you know you have this virus just be sure to get regular annual pap smears to make sure you aren’t developing any problem.

Mrs. Cookies! April 14, 2011 at 11:13 am

It will not get worse, as long as both people have had the proper treatment, including the surgical removal of warts, if needed, and there are no visible warts on the genitalia. However, because HPV is transmitted through “skin to skin” contact, a condom will not prevent transmission, meaning that the warts can appear on the scrotum and still be transferred to the labia or surrounding areas. HPV is transmitted through touching, not bodily fluids, so no a condom/dental dam will not work

Lily L April 14, 2011 at 11:53 am

You can’t get reinfected with the same strain, but I’ve seen several studies that show that you can clear the virus faster if you abstain from sex or use condoms.

The theory is that having unprotected sex causes some of the virus on his body moves on over to yours, increasing the amount of virus in your body and making HPV harder to fight. But the studies didn’t show that it would decrease the likelihood that HPV would go away, only that it would take longer.

So, my advice is to use condoms until you test HPV negative again.

Good luck!

MamiChula April 14, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I don’t know but you may catch it again if after you get treated

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