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how fast can you contract HPV after intercourse?

By Anonymous September 2, 2010 - 3:01pm
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I found out I had HPV in sept 2008. I wanted to see how fast it can be detected.

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Anon - Thanks for your question, which is really two questions needing two separate answers.
First, how fast can you contract HPV after intercourse? Since the HPV virus is spread through sexual contact it will be contracted during intercourse.
Second, you asked how fast HPV can be detected. The answer is that HPV detection is highly variable - it can be weeks, months and even years before it is detected since the virus can remain dormant in the body and not be detectable.
Let us know if you need additional information.

September 2, 2010 - 5:25pm
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