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How can you manage HPV in a relationship?

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If a man's long-term sexual partner has HPV, chances are good HPV transmission has already occurred and he also has it. HPV in men may clear from the body more easily than in women. Women, in general, often clear the virus in two years or less. The HPV types associated with cervical cancer usually do not cause health problems for a heterosexual man having sex with an HPV-infected woman. If a partner has HPV, it does not necessarily mean they have had sex with someone else recently. The virus can lay dormant in the body for years without causing noticeable symptoms.

From: HPV Infection in Men WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: News release. FDA. Joel Palefsky, MD, professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco. CDC: "HPV and Men," and "HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers." American Social Health Association: "HPV: Genital Warts: Questions &; Answers," "What Men Should Know." Diane Harper, MD, MPH, professor of community and family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. Joan Walker, MD, gynecologic oncologist, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. Winer, R. of Medicine, June 22, 2006: vol 354: pp 2645-2654. WebMD Health News: FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." New England Journal "HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK'd for Boys."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: News release. FDA. Joel Palefsky, MD, professor of medicine, University of California, San Francisco. CDC: "HPV and Men," and "HPV Vaccine: Questions and Answers." American Social Health Association: "HPV: Genital Warts: Questions &; Answers," "What Men Should Know." Diane Harper, MD, MPH, professor of community and family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, N.H. Joan Walker, MD, gynecologic oncologist, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City. Winer, R. of Medicine, June 22, 2006: vol 354: pp 2645-2654. WebMD Health News: FDA: "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." New England Journal "HPV Vaccine Gardasil OK'd for Boys."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 29, 2017

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