Hpv can remain dormant in your system for a while. Doctors theorize that most infections may be a result of the virus reactivating due to older age and weakened immune system. It doesn't mean that anyone was unfaithful, but I don't know you personally so I wouldnt throw that out, but she could have been infected from a previous relationship or you could have infected her since there is no test to identify the virus in men. The doctor wants her to come back earlier than usual so they can monitor the infection and make sure that it doesn't develop into cervical cancer. The best thing you can do is talk to her, figure out what strain she has, (high risk or low risk hpv strain) and decide want you will do since you both share the virus now. Most infections go dormant (clear up) on their own and don't present a problem. They may have to cut off cancerous pieces of her cervix if it has developed cancer. Hope this helps.
So your saying the presence of hpv means that she has hpv. For how long can this virus be dormant? She is 39 years old. And we have been married for 16 years. She always has gotten this test done & always came back negative, until this time. I have ALWAYS been faithful to her. She has told me that she has been with 2 other men before me. So your saying there can be a POSSIBILITY that either men couldve infected her? And it came up now? And your saying that I have the virus also ?
Iwanttoknowhpv, So will I have a normal life and it's harmless? Can I continue sexual activities with my wife?
Abnormalities??? Meaning the virus can vanish at some point? Another question, I don't have any genital warts, is that a good sign? I'm sorry 4 the questions . I'm all new to this hpv.
I don't have a low risk if I show no signs of genital warts?? That's what you said? Can I live a long life? And also my wife ?
Yes. You don't have a low risk strain if you don't show any signs and the doctor didn't find a low strain when he did your wife's test. Your wife just needs to see her doctor regularly and you both shouldn't smoke because research says that smoking can make the infection active or worsen an already active infection. You and your wife will live long lives if you take care of yourselves. The infection should go dormant if you both keep a healthy immune system.
I'm sorry, but what is low strain & high strain? What's the difference? So if I'm not showing genital warts, then I don't have low strain. So does it mean that I have high strain? Then it's possible that I can get cancer with high strain? I'm sorry for all the questions. I'm just still confused about this virus. I appreciate all your help
Low risk strains of hpv cause genital warts and high risk strains cause cerival, penile, oral, or anal cancer. There is no need to worry if you have either strain because the immune system will mostly suppress the virus within two years. With low risk strains (warts), if you have one, you may produce genital warts, but with a healthy immune system, it is uncommon. With high risk strains (cancer), the same method applies. It is very uncommon for men to get cancer from a hpv infection. Most of the time, low and high risk go completely unnoticed and don't produce any signs or symptoms because the body, with a healthy or decent immune system, suppresses the virus. You are safe. Most likely, with time you and your wife will have suppressed the virus. You most likely have already suppressed it.
Does a Healthy immune system means not getting sick a lot? Does this apply to eufe also? You think she'll likely be ok? You have good positive encouraging words & I appreciate that.
My wife is very allergic to our cat. Is that harming her immune system? Another thing, you said it's rare to get cancer from hpv. Is that the case for both men & women?
It means they found existence of the virus in her vagina. Not a big deal, hence the 6 month follow-up. Were you two virgins when you met? If not, one of you could have had it pre-marriage. She needs to be tested again and if its positive again, her doctor will order a procedure. If she is worried, then she ought to make a consultation appointment asap, for peace of mind. If she does have it, so do you.
You said no big deal? And you said the doctor will order a procedure? Explain please