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The HPV virus can remain dormant in your body for years. You may have contracted it a long time ago and were not aware, or your husband may have contracted it a long time ago as well. It can take many years after infection with the virus to present the first flare up. This virus can also be spread by having oral sex with someone who has a cold sore. If your spouse has had a cold sore, or even the virus that causes cold sores, and performed oral sex on you, you may have then contracted the HPV virus this way as well. So although an affair is possible, it is definitely not the only option, and your husband should be tested as well. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX!
I want to correct my first post. This is not related to the virus that causes cold sores! I was describing HSV. The rest of the post is correct however. So please note you CAN NOT get this HPV virus by kissing!! It is contracted through sexual contact, and can remain dormant for years.
The reason your husband should be tested is because HPV is a virus that causes genital warts, and he may have it as well. If he does not already have it, you can take preventative measures to make sure he does not get it. It is also a virus that causes cervical cancer in women, so should be closely monitored by your doctor. I am not familiar with Mikveh, but this virus is not spread through water, only genital or anal sexual contact. Thank you.
Here is a link from the CDC to verify my information. Thank you! Have a great day!