Question: Will I get genital warts if my boyfriend has them?

The straight answer to that is no; it doesnt mean that at all. When someone has genital warts invariably its because its caused by human papillomavirus, and therefore the person who has it is certainly … can spread that virus from one person to another.

What if my partner has genital warts?

Even if you are healthy, you and your sex partner(s) may also want to get checked by a healthcare provider for other STIs. If you or your partner have genital warts, you should avoid having sex until the warts are gone or removed. However, it is not known how long a person is able to spread HPV after warts are gone.

Can my partner reinfect me with genital warts?

Can partners reinfect each other? Reinfection with the same type of HPV is unlikely. Partners are likely to share the same HPV type.

How long after exposure to warts do they appear?

It can take a wart as long as two to six months to develop after your skin has been exposed to the virus. Common warts are usually harmless and eventually disappear on their own.

Does HPV show up in STD test?

How do I know if I have HPV? There is no test to find out a persons “HPV status.” Also, there is no approved HPV test to find HPV in the mouth or throat. There are HPV tests that can be used to screen for cervical cancer. These tests are only recommended for screening in women aged 30 years and older.

How long is genital warts contagious?

That is, genetic material persists in previously infected tissues for a long time. “If you had genital warts and theyve cleared up even on their own or with treatment and another three to six months go by, probably, for the most part, youre not going to transmit them,” says Handfield.

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