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A 25-year-old female asked:

could my partner have hpv if i was already diagnosed with a mild case of it before we started having unprotected sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Your partner can get it from you or could have had it without symptoms if he was sexually active in the past.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting HPV if you have unprotected sex with someone who's infected?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Pretty high: We don't know exactly, but we do have studies that follow women at a young age to see the risk. Some studies, following women who claim to have had sex for the first time, and with minimal partners, and data shows that 40% will test positive in 2 years after first having sex. That's a pretty high acquisition risk! we also know that 80% of women will test positive by age 50! protect yourself!
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of not catching HPV from person who's infected when you have unprotected sex?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Not good: But don't worry! hpv is very common and highly contagious. If you know you have been exposed to it, get regular pap smears and follow up as directed by your doctor.
Middlesex, NJ
A 24-year-old female asked:

Never got HPV diagnosis, but asc-us/asc-h/hsil/lsil colpo & paps in past so def hpv. Illegal to have unprotected sex with boyfriend without telling?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Hpv: Not illegal-but you should warn him. You can transmit the virus (hpv). This can put him at risk and potentially any of his future partners. Best to use condoms.
A 49-year-old member asked:

If you have unprotected sex with someone infected with HPV how likely are you to get it?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Depends: On if they have active disease, i.e. Current warts, and/or shedding virus. Depends on sexual activity.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Percentage of getting HPV with unprotected sex?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology 30 years experience
Very likely: According to the centers for disease control & prevention, "it is estimated that most every sexually active man and woman will acquire genital hpv infection at some point in their lives. An estimated 79 million women aged 14-59 years are infected with hpv, with the highest prevalence in those aged 20-24 years." safe sex can help, but vaccination is also recommended for children and young adults.

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Last updated May 20, 2014

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