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A 25-year-old female asked:

im a female, have hpv low risk (gen warts). does that mean i cant have unprot sex? how will it affect my partner (male) health? will they contract it?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Up to you: Once the primary infection clears you may retain the germ in your tissues and may spread it intermittently through life. Since a condom does not cover all surfaces exposed to sexual fluids, they are not totally protective. Most do not pass it after clearing the primary infection, but the potential is there.

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