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I slept with a woman who afterwards reported to have had high risk HPV and is post-Leep procedure. Need a little insight and advice .. please read on.

  • I am a 29 year old male who slept with a woman 3 times. There was some unprotected sex, but the majority was with a condom. She did not inform me until afterwards and I am unsure of how to handle this - mostly becuase it appears I will never know if I actually contracted the virus. Brief history from her standpoint is she was diagnosed with high risk HPV after an abnormal routine PAP about 1 year ago. She is now 9 months post-LEEP proceudre to remove abnormal cells that had developed and at her 6 month checkup was told everything is clear. What I do not know is whether standard procedure will actually test for active HPV infection on these follow-up appointments or if they are just performing a PAP to examine for presence of abnormal tissue growth. I would feel better about this if I learned that HPV was tested for again but I am not certain and at this point neither is she - dormant infection is thought by some experts to be much less likely to transmit so if she was HPV negative at her 6 month (which occured about 8 weeks ago) I would feel a bit more confident that she had cleared the virus (i realize you can never be sure). Post-LEEP there seems to be more evidence for a probable 6 month clearance rate than not. Secondly - for any other man in this scenerio - I am trying to learn how people deal with it. Should I carry on as normal and consider myself less likely to have the virus given the circumstance here within? Should i remain abstinent for 2 years when I can remain 90% confident that if i had contracted the virus I have now cleared it myself? I am terrrified to disclose this to a future partner (maybe potential wife) because there is now way to be sure I have contracted anything. I am unsure how to handle everything for the time being. I am also consider having her go to get test for HPV currently to determine whether or not she has identifiable active infection at this time. Any advice?

    Asked by Anonymous in HPV Jun 14, 2015
  • Posted on Jun 20, 2015


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