Originally Posted by Mom22greatkids
There are many different types of hpv. The type you get on your hands or feet is not the same type that you get in your genital area (low risk hpv), or on your cervix (high risk, which can cause abnormal cells). You cannot get the sexually transmitted form from the senarios you described. If you and your wife have never had sex with anyone else or even rubbed your genitals with another persons and genitals you won't get hpv. I do recommend that your wife still goes for annual exams and pap smears though. There are other things that can cause an abnormal pap, although most cell changes are from hpv.
Hi just wanted to clarify one thing about high and low risk HPV. You can have high risk on you cervix and your vulva. I had CIN 3 and VIN 3, both within 4 years, same partner. It can stay in your system, and you can get a negative HPV DNA, but that does not mean it is not present on you vulva which cannot be detected unless you have a biopsy. Sometimes there can be obvious changes on your vulva, but most women dont know. You may get itchy, pain, ulcers. And you may not.
VIN is not easy to treat, it can include Aldara, or excisions, or vulvectomy's. So women need to be aware. Get to know your vulva.