Hpv and dating questions

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The bottom line is that most who have genital HPV DNA detected in research studies eventually test negative, often within a year or two.

Many researchers and clinicians do believe “subclinical” HPV (virus may be in skin cells but no lesions are present) is less likely to be transmitted than when warts or cell changes are detected, probably due to a reduced viral load, and subsequently think it is reasonable to say the chances of transmitting virus years after the last clinical episode (where lesions were detected) will become increasingly remote over time.

It may also be a good idea to have resources to which you can direct a partner, so you know they turn to trustworthy sources for information.

In addition to NCCC’s Web pages, see our Resources page for more sites with HPV information.

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.

When talking to a partner, first remember that having HPV does not mean you have done anything wrong.

As mentioned above, most sexually active people are likely to be exposed to HPV at some point, though most never have visible symptoms and remain unaware.

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.

Testing options for HPV are limited and most cases are never diagnosed.

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