Re: Husband's prior partner had HPV
Did your husband ever actually develop any symptoms of hpv?
Hpv is highly contagious, and can be contracted even if there are no visible warts present. However, the body can suppress it after a while to the point it becomes dormant and at that point, to my knowledge, its not spread. There are many arguments on that however.
As far as warding off the virus as you put it... no, you never completely get rid of the virus. It just becomes dormant in your system like I said and can become active again if a persons immune system gets affected for some reason. Stress, poor diet and other things can effect how well your immune system works.
If you’re really that concerned, Id setup an appt at your local std clinic. Most of them are free or have a small donation and you can usually just walk in to see them. I’d suggest the std clinic over your regular doctor because they’re usually more knowledgeable and thorough than the basic doctor. They’re also usually a lot more pleasant and receptive to work with and answer your questions and concerns regarding stds. I think they’d be happy to sit with you for a bit and talk about your concerns and answer all your questions. Id also suggest that your husband go with you so you both get the info at the same time.