Re: HPV or something else?
Hi igotliedto, I'm not sure what these bumps look like so can't tell you whether I think they are genital warts or not. I think though that most doctors would be able to diagnose genital warts straight away just be looking at them so the fact that your doctor doesn't know what they are would make me think that you do not have warts.
If it is HPV you have it can be with you for life, there is no cure, but most peoples natural immune system takes care of it within about a year. I have never heard of a vaccine for people who already have HPV, only a preventative vaccine, so I can't help you with that.
HPV is usually only transmitted through genital contact and can be transmitted even when a condom is used. That is why so many sexually active people have HPV. Studies say that 80% of sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives.
There is every chance that the girl you had sex with has no idea she has HPV. It is not a thing that most people would think about if they don't have visible warts. I do not think for one minute that you would have any legal comeback. She probably doesn't even know she has HPV (only a small amount of people actually develop warts) and I'm sorry but it takes two to tango, you really have to take responsibility for your own sexual health.
The only way to know for sure that you will never get HPV is to abstain from sex. It is unfortunately a risk that every sexually active person takes.