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ask: HPV/STD question

By lynncmcc
 
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I go to the dr. every yr and get normal pap results and I’m std free. Recently, I started dating someone new, I did my part in asking my new partner about any previous history of STD’s, he said he didnt have anything and he said he's been checked. After unprotected sex with him recently, I noticed 1 small raised wart-like bump on his penis. I questioned him about it and he was totally unaware of it. He said he would have it checked but he hasnt made a dr. apt. yet. I believe he was lying about being tested before and now I’m terrified I might have contracted something. If he does have HPV, are the chances that I have it now 100%? I am planning on getting checked but I didn’t know if now there was a %100 certainty that I contracted the virus at this point. Is there a small chance that even if it is HPV that maybe I didnt contract it?

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Hi lynncmcc,

 

Welcome to EmpowHER. HPV infection occurs when the virus enters your body through a cut, abrasion or small tear in the outer layer of your skin. The virus is transferred primarily by skin-to-skin contact.

Genital HPV infections are contracted through sexual intercourse, anal sex and other skin-to-skin contact in the genital region. Some HPV infections that result in oral or upper respiratory lesions are contracted through oral sex. You will both need to see your doctor, to know if he does have a wart.  

 

Here are some resources for you

 

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

 

Best,

Daisy

December 20, 2012 - 4:31am
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