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I contracted genital warts from my finance to husband 17 and

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I contracted genital warts from my finance to husband 17 and 1/2 years ago. My husband and I recently divorced and I am seeing another man ..hopefully, will marry some day. Warts were visible and removed 17 and 1/2 years ago and I have not had any since that day. I want to tell the new guy I am seeing...I hope it doesn't decide the outcome of the relationship. Is there a risk when we have sex of giving him the warts if I don't have and haven't had any since that one time? Is there reason to tell him?

Thanks in advance.

DoogleNK :

Hi [USERNAME]

DoogleNK :

Wart removal reduces risk of transmission of HPV which causes warts

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However, HPV can stay dormant/latent for decades

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The chances of transmission after being free of warts for so long are not high

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Regular Use of condoms would reduce risk of transmission

DoogleNK :

Genital warts are very common and majority of adults would contract this at one or the other time in their life

DoogleNK :

Is there a risk when we have sex of giving him the warts if I don't have and haven't had any since that one time? Is there reason to tell him? Thanks in advance.

DoogleNK :

There is a very low risk

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I think telling him is your personal decision

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I think sharing sexual history builds trust and prmotes sexual health

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So, in summary, It is possible to give him warts, Though the risk is low

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And risk can be reduced with condoms

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