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A 27-year-old female asked:

can having unprotected sex with my partner make my hpv worse? i recently got told that it has worsened from the initial check six months ago.

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Good question: Well...It will for him that's for sure. Hpv also infects males. The male hpv i see is rectal and anal....But a mucous membrane is a mucous membrane. Just check with your gyn as well and see what they think. This is a complicated question and situation.

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When is a normal time to start having sex again after giving birth?

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Would if be okay to have sex during pregnancy?

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How does a man's sex life change with aging?

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I had my period a week ago. & sex today. When can I take a test?

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