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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Sex with while infected with HPV

 lil_em - Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:04 am

Hi Doctor,
I have had a pap smear which has shown that i have been infected with HPV, is it still safe to have sex with HPV with the same partner while waiting for the infection to clear itself or will this lower the chances of my body fighting it?
Thanks in advance
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:35 pm

User avatar Hello,
Since we don't know if your partner has been exposed yet, why continue to risk exposure? If he has not gotten the virus, continuing to have sex will increase the chances of it. If he has been infected, there are many varieties of HPV and it is possible to get one of the others in addition. So, the safest course would be to wait. Proper use of condoms may also lower the risk of transmission should you decide to have sex.

Best wishes.

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