Did you ever learn any more info about your situation? I am in a similar situation where my gf found abnormal cells during a PAP.
Like you, aside from being concerned about her health, it is not clear in reading about HPV what the impact is on me as a man in terms of my chances of being a carrier and for how long. For example, does her having the abnormal cells now mean that she is currently actively infected by HPV or could it be a side effect of an infection she had (and got over) years ago and is no longer contagious herself?
Although they say 80% of the population has had it, it sounds like most do not get the 2 or 3 varieties that can cause cervical cancer. Does that mean that being a partner with somebody that had abnormal cells makes you a carrier of that type specifically and thus a bigger concern than the other types that most people get and get over without even noticing?
Is the type that is more likely to cause cancer one that is harder for the general population to get rid or will most men and women get over it within a year or two (and no longer be a carrier) and only people susceptible to it don't get over it.
I realize that there is very little health risk directly to men, but like you, my concern is being a carrier and specifically a carrier for the variety that has a higher chance of causing cervical cancer.View Thread
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