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I was diagnosed with HPV yesterday. How can I find who gave it to me?
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Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: May never know
Unless you have only had one sexual partner, you may never know.
Not all docs test all patients all the time for hpv. The hpv test may only have been done this time in response to an atypical pap smear. All patients with hpv do not test positive all the time. The virus may have been present for years and was just now discovered and identified.Your partner may not know he/she has it.

In brief: May never know
Unless you have only had one sexual partner, you may never know.
Not all docs test all patients all the time for hpv. The hpv test may only have been done this time in response to an atypical pap smear. All patients with hpv do not test positive all the time. The virus may have been present for years and was just now discovered and identified.Your partner may not know he/she has it.
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
Dr. Joel Pranikoff
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Inform all partners
Inform all of your sexual partners of the past several years and inquire about the presence of visable venereal warts.
If the number of partners is too numerous to count, then self circumspection(being more discrete and limiting partners) should be employed going forward. A good question to ask yourself, do I know this person well enough to share bodily fluids?

In brief: Inform all partners
Inform all of your sexual partners of the past several years and inquire about the presence of visable venereal warts.
If the number of partners is too numerous to count, then self circumspection(being more discrete and limiting partners) should be employed going forward. A good question to ask yourself, do I know this person well enough to share bodily fluids?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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