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Just diagnosed with hpv. What actions should my boyfriend take? Is there a test for men?

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Dr. Kerri Parks
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Generally no test

Some doctors will test men, but it is rare.
There's no need for your partner to be tested, though. If you hpv you can assume that he does too. Because men rarely (there are some exceptions) have hpv related cancers we don't worry too much about whether or not they have it. The hpv vaccine has recently been approved for boys, though, so if he's under 26 he shouls be able to get vaccinated.

In brief: Generally no test

Some doctors will test men, but it is rare.
There's no need for your partner to be tested, though. If you hpv you can assume that he does too. Because men rarely (there are some exceptions) have hpv related cancers we don't worry too much about whether or not they have it. The hpv vaccine has recently been approved for boys, though, so if he's under 26 he shouls be able to get vaccinated.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Also, you can continue your usual sexual practices with your boyfriend. He has been repeatedly exposed to your infection, perhaps for months or however long you have been together, and probably already infected with the same HPV type(s). Stopping sex now won't make any difference for him and will not cause reinfection in you. So no change in your personal relationship.
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