I am a 29 yr old heterosexual female. Just got off the phone with my Dr. today....had the poor lady on the phone for a good 20min....I got diagnosed with HPV 2yrs ago...went for my annual this year praying my body had fought it off and to my dismay I still have it and it was confirmed this yr that it was strains 16 & 18 (I had to insist that they test in the lab and tell me what strains are present if any...my doc said under age 30 they don't even test because it is soooo common) the types that cause cervical cancer. If you have it and she gives you oral it is possible to give it to her in her mouth or down her throat. They have a test now at the dentist where they use a light I think and they can detect if she has it in her mouth but from what my Dr. says there is no way of knowing if she has it in her throat...unless she is a person who develops warts on the vocals cords. That would be a clear indicator. Also if you have it and you have anal sex with her you can give it to her in her anus. For you as man....the chances are very low but if you have strains 16 & 18 (which typically show no symptoms) it is possible for you to develop penial cancer. The kids that are getting vaccinated young now-a-days are at such an advantage to those of us who are dealing with this now in our 20's & 30's. Cervical cancer & penial cancer isn't new....it's been going on for years....but it wasn't until our generation that is was discovered it is caused by a virus and that that virus passes from skin to skin contact. Likely most of our parents have it do...but are they gonna test a 50 or 60 yr old man or woman who is without symptoms...prolly not. My mother (God bless her) has had about 3 times as many sexual partners as me...yet she has never had an "abnormal pap". Although she had a hysterectomy yrs ago....and so those abnormal cells don't cause cancer to people who don't have those internal parts anymore apparently....but it doesn't mean that person wouldn't have it anymore. For example today I asked my doc if down the road after I'm though having kids if I had a hysterectomy (having all your internal girl parts removed) would that "cure" me of HPV?? and she said no....she said it lives in the squamous cells you can have in/on your vagina and labia, and may never even realize this or have symptoms. That tells me...if you give oral to a woman who has it you could probably get it in your mouth as well....pretty much as women there is NO way for us to be sexually active & 100% safe since there is NO test for men. Sure you can use condoms, but they can break, and I can't imagine giving oral sex to a guy with a condom on. Pretty much the only way is if both parties are virgins! Since I'm almost 30....I have to assume the chances of me ending up with a life partner who was a virgin before meeting me...is almost slim to none. This is just something out generation is more aware of and that's why it seems scary in my opinion....for our parents...it was all "ignorance is bliss".View Thread
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