Re: Another HPV Thread!
Hey MissWorld, well yes and no as far as your worries. HPV strains are categorized into to two types, high and low risk, the risk being cancer, not warts. Low risk equals warts, which are in fact just benign tumors, high risk you get no warts (lucky you) but are at risk of cervical cancer (oops, spoke too soon).
What to do? Tell all future sex partners you have HPV, get a pap smear every 4 to 6 months, and cross your fingers. Your immune system should eventually suppress the virus, and perhaps over the next couple of years may actually clear your body at which point you're back to square one on the STD circuit. As far as your partners go... this type of HPV causes no symptoms in males, and rarely causes any complications (penile cancer, known anyone to have it?) however HPV is still highly contagious and you may just be passing the misery on to unsuspecting people, which as you know... just ain't cool.