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A 21-year-old female asked:

3yrs relatnship with bfriend (also 1st sex partner). we planin to cmmit. i was diagnosed with hpv but now paps test r nrmal. he'got warts, tho.can we hv unprotected sex? will w b able to hv children?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes to both: You have both been exposed to the hpv viruses. The strain which causes warts is low risk for cervical cancer. You may get a wart eventually but it is easily managed. One option is aldara, (imiquimod) a cream that will help with the wart issue. I would probably use condoms when someone has a wart but if you stay monogamous, in time the virus may clear. It will not create issues of fertility. Gd luc.
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Dr. Charles Barnhart
49 years experience
Yes, but not now!: Protected sex til his warts are treated. After that some form of contraception until you're really, really sure this is the guy. You don't want to have a pregnancy make your decision about a life partner. Sorry but first loves at 17 don't always turn out to be the right lifelong partner.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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