Years/decades/never. Just because you acquire this germ does not mean you will develop cancer. It gives you a heads up so you may be better motivated to do regular health screenings.At the short end cervical cancer (or other forms) may arise after a few years/decades or never. Women have been doing related pap smear screenings for decades before we knew HPV could eventually cause the problem.
Not sure the . Answer is clear. Hpv infection is easily transmitted by simple kissing and sexual means, and "infection" is common. Abstinence sometimes leads to clearing. But very few infections seem to result in cancer in the short haul...Not an experiment i would try, let's see if we can catch it and see if we get cancer or not.