Re: Do a lot of people have HPV?
There are very few "signs" of HPV. Low risk HPV can cause genital warts. Those warts could appear at any of the following locations: vulva, vagina, cervix, penis, anus/rectum, mouth/throat. High risk HPV can cause probllems at any of those locations, but high risk HPV causes cellular changes which usually don't "show up" until someone is diagnosed with some sort of dysplasia or atypia.
With each and every new sexual partner (and not just sexual intercourse, but even with many foreplay activities) it is possible (and quite likely) that you and your new partner are swapping strains of HPV. Not everyone exhibits symptoms from each and ever strain of HPV. It is entirely possible to have more than one strain of HPV at one time and both types of HPV.
When it comes to information from the internet, I strongly suggest you start with the Center for Diasese Control in the USA. It is a highly reliable source. I suggest you seek information from locations other than discussion boards and/or places that sell products, at least until you have a good solid understanding of the virus and its effects. :twocents:
Last edited by Pickle Eyes; 11-10-2009 at 07:59 PM.
Reason: added last half of last sentence for clarification