A 48-year-old female asked:
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my husband has a cancerous tumor on his neck. the doctor said it either started as a leision or hpv virus. can i be at risk for hpv. ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Possibly: If in fact your husband has had hpv (which appears to be in question) it is also possible that he transmitted it to you. I suspect, however, that if you have had pelvic exams with pap smears done during the years of your marriage and they have not revealed changes compatible with hpv infection, then you are free of disease. It would be advisable to see your ob/gyn doctor. Good luck.
Answered on Oct 26, 2012
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