Dating with hpv virus
However, because there are many different types of HPV, becoming immune to one HPV type may not protect you from getting HPV again if exposed to another HPV type.
Current partners are likely to share HPV, but this may be difficult to prove.
However, studies show that in most cases a healthy immune system will be likely to clear, or suppress, HPV eventually.
Some cases may persist for years and result in recurrent lesions, but this is not the norm.
The emotional toll of dealing with HPV is often as difficult as the medical aspects and can be more awkward to address.
This may be the area where you feel most vulnerable, and the lack of clear counseling messages can make this even more stressful, especially where relationships are concerned.
When talking to a partner, first remember that having HPV does not mean you have done anything wrong.
But how often do we hear the nitty-gritty of how we can actually better understand our deepest desires and most embarrassing questions?
Use the information in this section (and elsewhere on NCCC’s Web site) to give yourself a good foundation of knowledge.
Before discussing things with a partner think about addressing any of your own questions or issues about HPV.
Most cases of HPV, in either gender, remain unconfirmed clinically.
Much remains unknown about HPV transmission when symptoms (lesions such as warts or cell changes) aren’t present, so experts cannot fully answer this question.
This is not easy to prove and the lack of a solid “yes or no” answer is frustrating.