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Is it possible?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 25, 2006
  • 08:03 AM

Hi. My husband recently developed visible genital warts, a known STD caused by HPV. We've been together for more than a decade already and he swears he's been faithful. Where could he possibly got the warts if not through sexual activity?

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  • No its not possible to get genital warts any other way. He could only get them from very intimate contact with someone who does have them. Sorry but its very unlikely that he has carried the HPV virus for ten yrs without any symtoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 01:14 PM
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  • Hmmm- I disagree. Maybe you have the HPV virus w/o signs or symptoms of it and he caught it from you. Some people carry it with out having warts.At this point is almost certain that both of you have it. But it is not important to figure out who infected who.HPV is such a common virus, but there is little understanding of viruses in general.Sometimes this type of hideous infections get their way into happy marriages- It is sad. If you suspect infidelity is because you have other reasons.Take care- either way, it is not the end.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 5, 2007
    • 03:43 PM
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  • I disagree as well. I had HPV and was symptom free, it was just picked up on a PAP and I already had developed cervical cancer cells. My husband is the only person I have been with, yet he has no symptoms yet. I am also a nurse and have seen many men come in with warts, and deny affairs. Have you been checked? Unfortunately there is no HPV test for men, so you'll have to take his word.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 9, 2007
    • 07:44 PM
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  • i too had hpv and have only been with husband for the last 21 years. ten years ago i had cervical cancer. we don't know where the virus came from as we both had other partners prior to meeting. i had no symptoms at all. neither did my husband. his ex girlfriend later told us she had genital warts. so i guess my husband could have possibly given it to me. but by then it was too late for blame. men can carry it and never know. my husband has always been faithful and never willingly give me anything that could harm. i didn't get cancer until after 6 years of being together. have faith. good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 6, 2007
    • 00:55 PM
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