It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-18-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maine, US
Posts: 13
krayziekaos HB User
Unhappy HPV and long term partners

I have just recently found out that I have high risk HPV, and I got it from my long-term boyfriend, since he is the only one that I have had sex with. The doctor says that it will go away, but... I really don't know how to phrase my question correctly. I suppose its because I have more than one. Ok, I just wanted to know if his would ever go away, if it doesn't will I always be at risk for it? and if his does have the chance to go away, will we only pass it back and forth to each other? Please respond, I don't know what to do, and its bothering me

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 09-18-2006, 09:18 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,453
Thisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB User
Re: HPV and long term partners

Once you have a certain strain of HPV, then you have it. You can only get it once so there is no chance that you will clear it, then get it back again from your bf (or vice versa).

 
Old 09-19-2006, 12:13 PM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Maine, US
Posts: 13
krayziekaos HB User
Re: HPV and long term partners

So I can still get rid of it, and if I get it once, I won't get it again? Thank you for your reply, I really appreciate it.

 
Old 09-23-2006, 02:54 PM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ca, usa
Posts: 19
healthyktty1 HB User
Re: HPV and long term partners

i was given to understand that once infected with a certain strain of hpv, one has it, and the immune system can suppress it, but if your immunity is compromised (for example, a period of high stress, or the onset of a disease) the infection can resurface, or become active. this may or may not cause cell mutation to occur, depending on your immune system's response to the reactivated infection.

also i was told that if one has a certain strain of hpv, it does not prevent them from contracting another. that would mean that after your infection "clears", you are still suceptible to becoming infected with another strain. hpv has over 100 subtypes.

the best way to ensure your overall health is to get women's exams yearly, and follow up on any abnormal result.

best of luck.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Long-term single – I’ve found the answer! xanadu2 Relationship Health 157 12-07-2007 02:38 PM
Introduction – long term single. xanadu2 Relationship Health 96 07-14-2007 09:43 PM
Husband having problems dealing with my long term back pain orchidflower24 Back Problems 19 04-18-2007 04:38 PM
long-term bumps? kellyxx Teen Health 0 01-08-2006 10:01 AM
long term excessive vaginal discharge helpme223 Sexual Health - Women 1 11-25-2005 05:18 AM
life long masturbator - internal pains dellamorte Sexual Health - Men 3 11-18-2005 01:00 AM
To men single after 1st long term relationship - questions! daria74 Relationship Health 6 09-01-2005 06:43 AM
Keeping a long-term relationship interesting heartlandguy Relationship Health 8 07-28-2005 08:50 PM
When to unveil the skeletons? (long) Judd Sexual Health - Women 16 01-26-2005 01:42 PM




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:55 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.com™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!