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Old 08-02-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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Hpv

I have had my latest smear test and it has come back as 'borderline chages - HPV'. Before I received the results I had sexual intercourse with my new boyfriend.

1. Does this now mean I have passed this on to him?

2. How likely is it that he will get genital warts from me even though I dont appear to have any ?

Your help would be much appreciated.

 
Old 08-02-2008, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Hpv

There are two kinds of HPV, high-risk and low-risk. High-risk strains are the types that would show up on an abnormal pap, and low-risk ones cause genital warts, so you shouldn't get warts unless you also have a low-risk strain.

Unfortunately, you probably have passed it to your boyfriend (or he's the one who gave it to you), but men almost never have any symptoms from high-risk HPV except for some extremely rare cases of anal, throat, penile cancers, etc. There's no test for high-risk HPV in men though, so it's really hard to say.

Since you do have high-risk HPV, it's also very important that you follow up with all of your regular exams to make sure any changes don't develop into cervical cancer.

 
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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Re: Hpv

Newpatient has given you some great information. Have you asked for a copy of your pathology report? If not, I recommend you ask for it so you know what is going on.

 
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