Hpv and dating questions

20-Oct-2017 18:57

HPV affects mucous skin cells and this means you can have an HPV infection in the mouth, throat, anus and genital areas and HPV can infect both men and women.HPV can also cause abnormal cells to develop at other sites and this can in time lead to cancer; however, this is very rare.There are about 100 types of HPV, the majority of which do not cause any health problems.Research has identified specific HPV types that are high risk and low risk for cervical cancer.Often it is not possible to determine exactly when or from whom the infection originated. It is more common in young, sexually active people, with the peak prevalence in women usually occurring between the ages of 16 and 25.The risk of infection increases with the number of sexual partners and women who have had multiple sexual partners or whose partners have had multiple partners.

Anybody who has ever been sexually active is at risk of contracting HPV.References Unfortunately we don't have a definite answer to this question.In theory if you and your partner have been infected with HPV you should be immune to that type and so reinfection should not occur.Around 40 HPV types affect the genital area, and these are divided into those that have no risk for cervical cancer (called low risk) and those that can cause cancer (called high risk).High-risk HPV can cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, penis and some head and neck cancers.

Anybody who has ever been sexually active is at risk of contracting HPV.

References Unfortunately we don't have a definite answer to this question.

In theory if you and your partner have been infected with HPV you should be immune to that type and so reinfection should not occur.

Around 40 HPV types affect the genital area, and these are divided into those that have no risk for cervical cancer (called low risk) and those that can cause cancer (called high risk).

High-risk HPV can cause cancer of the cervix, vagina, anus, vulva, penis and some head and neck cancers.

References This is a possibility, but whether your partner actually carries HPV and reinfects you will depend on whether their immune system can clear the infection.