NM
A 36-year-old female asked:

Hello drs. is it common for a married woman in a long term relationship(over 12 years) to test positive for hpv genital. im also vaccinated since age 17. going in for a pap 2 weeks from now just want to be prepared. in a committed relationship?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
What kind of HPV. There is a large number of strains of HPV and not all are sexually transmitted. Some only cause on wart on the non-genital skin. Visit this site for info: https://dermnetnz.org/topics/non-sexually-acquired-human-papillomavirus-infection Wish you good health!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It's not common with that stated medical history but it may happen in 2 situations: either you were exposed to carcinogenic HPV genotypes before the vaccination or you exposed to these viruses after the vaccine and the vaccine failed to protect you. However, you should know that most HPV positive people are asymptomatic with normal PAP smear, i.e. infection is latent.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 36-year-old female asked:
Hello, I havent had a pap done in 5 years. I am HPV vaccinated husband has gential warts I do not. Will I test positive for HPV? I really hope not what are my chances I am negative?
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
It will depend on your immune system and the type of virus your husband has. Good idea to get checked and have a pap smear
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 36-year-old female asked:
Married for 14 years got the HPV vaccination 17 years ago. Havent had a pap in 6 years. Whats the chances of testing positive for HPV? Husband had warts 13 years ago and they came back about a year ago?
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Most likely your upcoming Pap smear will be normal; if HPV testing is done, probably it will be negative -- especially if your previous paps over the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Married 12 years. Husband cheated has genital warts now. Negative for all other std. I am vaccinated against HPV. We are back together having sex. Obgyn appt coming up will I test negative for HPV? I dont want to be embarrassed if I test positive?
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Quadrivalent vaccine when taken as prescribed prevents almost all cases of genital warts. As you have developed genital wars, you may have contacted a... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 41-year-old female asked:
Rephrase question. No pap in 5 years. Im vaccinated and married long time. Do I still need to get tested for HPV?
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Pap smears have been in use for decades before we understood the link between cervical cancer and some HPV strains. They give you early warning if cer... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 41-year-old female asked:
Hello Drs. Married 12 years seperated for a year. Husband saw other people now has genital warts not diagnosed but looks like them. We are back together I am HPV vaccinated am I protected? Can he just let them go away we dont want it public?
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Your HPV vaccination should protect you from genital warts, but he may have picked up other infections as well. It would be prudent for both of you to... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 27, 2022
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.

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.