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I just got diagnosed with HPV that causes genital warts!! I've been with hubby 10 years and have had normal pap smears!! How is it I contracted this?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: The basics

The genital strains of HPV are passed by genital to genital contact.
The genital wart strains have nothing to do with pap smears as that tissue is not where they prefer to live. They usually emerge within months of contact with an infected partner.

In brief: The basics

The genital strains of HPV are passed by genital to genital contact.
The genital wart strains have nothing to do with pap smears as that tissue is not where they prefer to live. They usually emerge within months of contact with an infected partner.
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