Question: Can you still be sexually active with HPV?

Since the risk of developing cancer from HPV is so low, and since most HPV-related cancers can be treated or even prevented, youre probably OK to keep having sex. If your partner has genital warts, their HPV probably isnt precancerous.

Can a woman with HPV pass it to a man?

Both men and women can contract HPV from having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who has an infection. Most people who have an HPV infection unknowingly transmit it to their partner because theyre unaware of their own HPV status.

Should I stop dating if I have HPV?

Ending a relationship with someone because they have HPV is unnecessary. With vaccination and safer sex practices, you can continue to have a healthy sex life while avoiding stress and anxiety. With that said, most couples should work from the assumption that both they HPV, even if theres no way to find out.

Will you always test positive for HPV?

Many women will have at least one positive HPV test at some point in their lives; a smaller number will be persistently positive; among those persistently positive, a few will require treatment for precancerous conditions.

What happens if HPV positive?

Positive HPV test. A positive test result means that you have a type of high-risk HPV thats linked to cervical cancer. It doesnt mean that you have cervical cancer now, but its a warning sign that cervical cancer could develop in the future.

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