U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
MN
A male asked:

My new partner has hpv with unusual pap & no warts. we have not had unprotected sex. does her hpv pose a greater threat to my health than other types?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 26 years experience
Human papiloma virus: HPV can cause cervical and other cancers including cancer of the vulva, vagina, penis, or anus. It can also cause cancer in the back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils (called oropharyngeal cancer). HPV is does pose more issues than other types of viruses that causes warty growths and certain strains are worse than others (16 & 18).
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Mar 9, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.