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A 26-year-old female asked:

how do i tell my bf i have hpv? my last few papsmears came back normal but i got it 3 yrs ago. what does it affect men and how do they get tested?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Just tell him: Most women have a few hpv strains on board. If he's worth having, it won't be a problem for your relationship. You may have gotten them from him, and if you've had unprotected sex, he's probably gotten it too. It's a cancer risk for an uncircumcised man and he'll have to keep tabs on himself, but he's an adult that that's not a problem.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2017

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