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More help needed. so if an hpv infection pops up after 15 years of marriage does that mean someone cheated?? i have genital warts that grew over the past year. i have never cheated. my wife if faithful also?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Warts or other evidence of HPV can appear decades after catching the infection. Newly diagnosed HPV usually does not imply sexual infidelity. 90% of all people get HPV and carry it for full life. An unlucky minority get late manifestations like new pap smear abnormalties or warts. It means nothing. This truly is not a big deal. Get treated, but don't worry about this minor medical nuisance.

Answered 12/21/2022

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Dr. Birendra Tandan answered

Specializes in Urology

No it does not mean that. Rarely the asymptomatic infection which occurred many years ago can manifest later- depending on circumstances. pl get treated

Answered 12/21/2022

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