Re: how long can hpv be undetected?
HPV can go undetected for decades. It is impossible to determine exactly from whom you contracted the virus unless of course you had aboslutely NO sexual type contact at all and then were only with one person. Since men typically do not show symptoms they just pass it on to unsuspecting women. The sooner the FDA approves Guardasil for men the better. You should find out which types you have and if you are under 26 consider getting the Guardasil vaccine to protect against those types you do not have (unless you are positive for all four that it covers already). While immunosuppression during pregnancy can exacerbate HPV nothing is 100%. I cannot comment on your husbands faithfulness but I certainly wouldn't run out and file for divorce either. In my case, HPV went dormant for 15 years and then returned 2 years ago. It's normal to want to blame someone when you find out you have HPV but I think what's more important here is getting your husbands support and understanding. Depending on which type of HPV you have, you're going to need it.