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I have hpv and vaginal worts. I have had the warts removed. Can I still pass it on to a partner

By Anonymous December 2, 2018 - 9:49pm
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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Genital human papillomavirus, also known as HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States for both men and women. Nearly all sexually active people get HPV at some point in their lives, reported WomensHealth.gov.

While your warts have been removed, the virus can stay in the body for quite some time (and for some, it never leaves) meaning it the virus can be passed on to a partner, with or without warts.

Let your partner know you have this virus and while condom use will not prevent transmission, it may help. Make sure you have annual pap tests for the next few years.

December 3, 2018 - 4:53am
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