Re: HPV Result on My Latest Pap - I'm Monogamous & Married
HPV (low risk or high risk) is not a good test of fidelity. The virus is very easily transmitted. All it takes is genital skin to genital skin contact; many forms of foreplay can transmit the virus. Additionally, the virus can not cause problems for months, years, or even decades - then it shows up on a test.
Once someone has HPV, their body maintains a history of the virus. Some researchers say the virus can reactivate. Other researchers are not so sure. It is entirely possible, though, to have one strain of HPV (low risk or high risk) the body fight the virus, then have another strain that exhibits the exact same symptoms.
The virus cannot be passed back and forth between 2 monogamous partners. Any strains of HPV which either brought to the relationship are swapped.
To learn more about HPV you might go to the Center for Disease Control and read what they have. I found it very informative when I was first diagnosed with high risk HPV.