Dating someone who has genital warts
And both of you may benefit from testing for other common STDs because people with one STD are more likely to have another STD as well.
If either of you has more questions about HPV risks, symptoms, testing and treatment options, please take a look at our HPV Overview.
Here are a few great reasons why: HPV is extremely common. Thus a guy can be spreading HPV all over the place and have no idea. Unless he actually gets the warts sometime, he won’t have a clue that he’s giving you anything. It’s hard to blame yourself for something you can’t control that well.
Of course, only a couple of strains cause genital warts. Still, almost 80% of people contract the virus at some point in their lives. Men are carriers of HPV but often show no symptoms. The only way to help prevent getting HPV is to always use protection, and even that’s not a foolproof method.
Finally, starting the conversation from the perspective of doing what’s best for your health and his health will also provide a platform from which to have an honest dialogue about other concerns…like whether or not your boyfriend might be sexually active with someone else.
I wish you good health, as well as courage in developing a trusting relationship.
Check the Crisis Hotlines or call local police or 911 emergency to provide qualified, professional help for emergency protocols and crisis situations.One idea is to begin the conversation by sharing with your boyfriend that you recently went to the doctor and had some routine tests done.You found out that you have a common virus called human papillomavirus or HPV. Once you’re prepared with good information, telling your boyfriend about your genital warts will likely be easier.This is something I never talk about, but I’ve decided it’s time to take back my power and be as transparent as possible. I felt ashamed, dirty, and like no one would ever want to have sex with me again.Then I talked to some friends and realized that almost everyone I knew had HPV at some point, and a few others had contracted the strain that causes warts.
I just got diagnosed with HPV (genital warts) through a Pap smear.