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A 41-year-old member asked:

How risky is having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex-partner was diagnosed with hpv cervical cancer?

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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
We don't know.: What you do know is that this new sexual partner has likely been exposed to hpv strains that are the high risk type. However, it is unlikely that you or anyone else for that matter will go through life having never been exposed to hpv. Hpv is extremely common and hpv vaccine, getting regular pap smears and follow up/treatment is the only way to truly prevent cervical cancer.
Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
Cervical cancer: Cervical cancer is not contagious. Chances are you have already been exposed to hpv, which is the risk factor for cervical cancer. Just make sure you get a yearly pap smear.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the risk associated with having sexual intercourse with someone whose ex partner was diagnosed with HPV cervical cancer?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Very common: Hpv is prevalent. About 70& of all twenty year olds will acquire it by the time they become sexually active. Most individuals will clear it on their own in a few years so that by the time someone is thirty, only about five percent have hpv.

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