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Strains 6 and 11 are typically involved in causing 90% of genital warts. Just because you cannot see an actual wart does not mean that you are not contagious and couldn't pass the virus along to your partner. Because HPV is transmitted by skin-to-skin contact where intercourse is not a requirement even the use of condoms, while helpful, does not guarantee you will not become infected so it is important ti let your partner know that you have HPV. Strains 6 and 11 are considered to be low risk strains of HPV. Often if a person has a low risk strain they may also have high risk strains.
You did not mention your age nor how you actually were diagnosed with genital warts. Was there ever a biopsy done? Have you had an HPV test to assure you do not have any high risk strains? If you are under 27 has your doctor recommended the vaccine? These are all important questions and I can be more helpful if you could provide that information.

June 23, 2011 - 6:48pm


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