With a new relationship it may be good to date for a while and allow aspects of the relationship besides sex to develop as you get to know one another and become closer.Most sexually active couples share HPV until the immune response suppresses the infection.It may also be a good idea to have resources to which you can direct a partner, so you know they turn to trustworthy sources for information.In addition to NCCC’s Web pages, see our Resources page for more sites with HPV information.Most cases of HPV, in either gender, remain unconfirmed clinically.Much remains unknown about HPV transmission when symptoms (lesions such as warts or cell changes) aren’t present, so experts cannot fully answer this question.Partners who are sexually intimate only with each other are not likely to pass the same virus back and forth.When HPV infection goes away the immune system will remember that HPV type and keep a new infection of the same HPV type from occurring again.
The site caters to people with various types of STDs including Herpes, HIV, HPV, chlamydia, syphilis, Hep C etc.
Testing options for HPV are limited and most cases are never diagnosed.
Pap tests, for example are not specific screening for HPV; they are designed to detect abnormal cell changes of the cervix.
Use the information in this section (and elsewhere on NCCC’s Web site) to give yourself a good foundation of knowledge.
Before discussing things with a partner think about addressing any of your own questions or issues about HPV.