It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Message Board

Am I at risk?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-27-2008, 12:49 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: chicago,Il
Posts: 0
Kimmy87 HB User
Am I at risk?

I just recently had a pap smear and the results were normal.... But my boyfriend just told me that his ex-girlfriend had hpv and didnt tell him... he went to his doctor got checked out and says he is fine... what to do?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 08-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #2
Pickle Eyes
Senior Veteran
Pickle Eyes's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere In TX, USA
Posts: 3,590
Pickle Eyes HB UserPickle Eyes HB UserPickle Eyes HB User
Re: Am I at risk?

Hi Kimmy.

I have several questions. What type of HPV did/does the exgirlfriend have? high risk or low risk? Secondly, how does his doctor know he is fine? If the exGF exposed him to low risk HPV (that can cause genital warts) I can understand the doctor determining that he is fine, BUT if the ex GF has/had high risk HPV then there is no FDA approved way to check if a man has been exposed to it.

Old 08-27-2008, 07:45 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,466
Thisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB UserThisby HB User
Re: Am I at risk?

If his ex-girlfriend has the non-wart kind of hpv, what was his doctor checking for that he would say your bf is fine? He could still be a carrier.

Old 08-28-2008, 10:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 194
newpatient485 HB User
Re: Am I at risk?

I think it's pretty safe to say that EVERYONE is at risk. If you're sexually active, the unfortunate fact is that HPV is more of a "when" than an "if." Fortunately, most people are able to clear the virus on their own without experiencing major problems. Keep up with your paps, stay healthy, and you should be fine.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Considering Active Surveillance for low risk cases - overcoming abhorrence IADT3since2000 Cancer: Prostate 7 05-26-2009 01:56 PM
WHO fracture risk assesement tool.... phylwill1152 Osteoporosis 4 12-09-2008 05:57 AM
How do I prevent passing my high risk HPV on to new people I am with?? paige24 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 16 09-26-2008 03:31 PM
Active Surveillance - a sound option for truly low risk men IADT3since2000 Cancer: Prostate 30 03-02-2008 04:39 AM
Risk of HIV transmission from sexual activity plasva HIV Prevention 6 06-01-2007 04:37 PM
White Men at Greater Risk rahod High Cholesterol 1 10-16-2004 11:21 AM
Reduction in risk is ALL that matters! pcovers High Cholesterol 12 10-11-2004 03:09 PM
Risk of ovarian cancer with no pregancies ladivapr Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 3 07-21-2004 05:23 AM
The Risk of HIV Transmission Longwaysouth HIV Prevention 8 05-22-2004 11:36 PM
THE ULTIMATE RISK ASSESSMENT PAGE Informer HIV Prevention 10 12-12-2003 03:00 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:29 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!