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Can my partner and I have sex with HPV?

I am a 21 year old homosexual male.

My partner and I both have HPV however, recently I have had a breakout with anal warts. I am scheduled to have surgery over the next 6 months to have the warts removed but will my partner and I be unable to have safe sex during this time or is there a dangerous risk of me infecting him with the warts regardless if he already had the virus?


 

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HPV is transmitted via skin to skin contact, so you will transmit them. Also, there are a number of different strains of HPV. But a few very important points: if someone has been exposed to the virus, they will always be a carrier. Removing the warts does NOT remove the HPV. And most importantly, thought the cauliflower warts are unattractive and uncomfortable, HPV does not have any other effects on men that I know of. There are a few particular strains of HPV that make women more susceptible to cervical cancer, but as neither you nor your partner have a cervix the biggest danger of HPV is a nonissue. But do double check on this with your doctor! Good luck with your surgeries! 

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