Safe sex with hpv

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More than half of all men and women who are sexually active will be infected by the human papillomavirus HPV at some time in their lives. Cullins says. Still, some people do develop genital warts , which are caused by certain types of HPV , and some women learn they have HPV after an abnormal Pap smear, in which cells from the cervix are examined for cancerous or precancerous changes, or after an HPV test of cervical cells. For others, the first indication of an HPV infection is a diagnosis of anal , vulvar , vaginal , penile , or oropharyngeal cancer. There are currently no screening tests for detecting HPV infection in these areas of the body.

Will Safe Sex Prevent HPV?

Will Safe Sex Prevent HPV? | Protection Will Certainly Reduce Risk

HPV refers to a group of more than viruses. About 40 strains are considered to be a sexually transmitted infection STI. These types of HPV are passed through skin-to-skin genital contact. This typically happens through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Almost 80 million Americans currently have a strain of the virus.

What to Do If Your Partner Has HPV

So how can you protect yourself and your sexual partner from getting HPV? Maybe you have HPV and are worried about infecting your partner. Or, maybe you just want to know how you can lower your chances of getting an HPV infection. But the vast majority of patients recover naturally within one or two years, and have no lasting symptoms.
In addition to HPV vaccination, it is also recommended that we continue to protect our sexual health by:. Condoms, used correctly from start to finish with each sexual encounter, will provide some protection and will reduce the risk of acquiring other sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia , HIV and gonorrhoea. However, the HPV virus may be present in areas of skin that are not covered by condoms, so it is possible for HPV to be transmitted even if a condom is used.