A member asked:

Hi husband has had genital warts on and off for years. i am vaccinated is there a chance i can get cancer from them? we have been married 13 years no abnormal paps. can we not have oral sex or sex? will i test positive for hpv next pap? please help?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

HPV types that cause warts are different than those that cause cancer. Second, having been vaccinated, you are protected both from the wart-causing HPV types and the main types that cause cancer. Third, you have been repeatedly exposed to your husband's HPV infection(s) and probably already infected (despite your normal paps). You can safely continue unprotected vaginal or oral sex without worry.

Answered 9/17/2022



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