Las Cruces, NM
A 40-year-old male asked:

35 female married 12 years. hpv vaccinated since 16. husband has had hpv warts that come and go on their own. have a 5 year annual with hpv test. will i test positive? always had normal paps. should i be worried for cancer? we are both faithful?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Repeat question. Your husband has been repeatedly asking about genital/pubic bumps, which probably not genital warts. If they are warts and you were vaccinated before you became a couple, probably you are immune and protected from his HPV. Different HPV types cause warts and cancer. You can safely continue unprotected sex, paps probably will remain normal; little or no risk of cancer due to HPV.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The HPV vaccine provides good protection from getting new HPV strains associated with cancer. Among those who were infected with these strains only a fraction would go on to develop cancer, often decades after infection. If your spouse had genital wart strains, these are not associated with cancer. Regular pap smears are a good idea regarding of other factors. I would not lose sleep over the issue
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