A 39-year-old male asked:
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Partner has abnormal cells (non cancerous) in vagina/cervix from hpv. Is it safe for both of us to still have unprotected sex? She is having procedure soon to remove them

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
The basics: Any abnormal cells from HPV arise months/years/decades after the 1st infection. The germ is likely dormant, but you are likely already infected if together for a long time. Males rarely have any symptoms or complications from penile exposure but oral cancer may be related. I would not change your life for this. Discuss it with your own doc if other questions remain.
Answered on Aug 18, 2019

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