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Old 08-13-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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hpv transmittable

my question is is hpv transmittable from woman to man? or do men give it to women or both?

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

both is right

 
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: hpv transmittable

It's passed among people of any gender.

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.

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

The virus can pass from men or women to men or women.

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

Or, for that matter, women to women or men to men. Any skin to skin contact can spread the virus.

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

well should i be concerned since we are together without protection? or me being a man and already been with her not worry about it?

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

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.

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

You've been given great advice. Remember that if either of you has sexual contact outside of this relationship, then it is possible to introduce another strain of HPV to future relationship(s).

 
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well so that means i have it? will i ever get rid of it? is it serious for me?

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

The kinds of cancers HPV causes in men are pretty rare so you have to look at it like yes, those cancers are serious, but no you're really not likely to get one.

 
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Re: hpv transmittable

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.

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