Re: Married 8 years, how did I get HPV?
Hi Cathy! That is the exact same question my husband and I had when I was diagnosed in January of this year.
The truth is that if someone has had sexual contact with more than one person (over the course of their lifetime), then it is very likely he/she has been exposed to HPV AND is passing it along to each new partner.
There is a HUGE difference between when someone is exposed to HPV (especially high risk HPV) and when someone is diagnosed as having HPV.
My hubby and I have been monoagmous for 16 years, but neither of us were virgins when we met. Who knows how I got it. I *do* know I've had it for at least 16 years. I wasn't tested for it until December of last year.
What does your doctor recommend you do now? How have your paps been?