However, men VERY rarely have any symptoms for high-risk HPV, the type which CAN cause cervical cancer. However, men can still HAVE the high-risk strains, they just don't usually affect them except for in rare cases.
The symptoms of low-risk HPV, genital warts, are experienced by men and women.
Since you two have already been together w/o protection then it's most likely that whatever strains of HPV each of you brought to the relationship has been passed on to the other person. So in a way, there is no point of worrying now, but just remember that you may be passing them on to future partners too.
And, even though the cancers in men is rare, the virus you probably carry can cause cancer (to a greater degree than men, though I think it is about a 2% chance) (if undetected and/or untreated) for the women with whom you have sexual contact.
Last edited by Pickle Eyes; 08-15-2008 at 01:23 PM.
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