Thanks for your post. Here is an excerpt from something I posted the other day to someone who was wondering about partner notification:
While recognizing the decision is yours and yours alone, I respectfully say that I don't think it's imperative you bring up HPV with this partner.
Even if you had HPV in the past, it doesn't mean you have it now, or can necessarily transmit the virus to a new partner. This is a tricky one to figure out because NO HPV test measures something like infectivity, but it is pretty plain that most HPV infections clear naturally over time, usually within a matter of months (instead of years).
Also, there are rarely medical complications that arise with an HPV infection, especially the types related to warts.
Now, I will say this. Sometimes the best reason to discuss HPV with a partner is because you feel totally compelled to get it off your chest. In this case, just be aware that the reason behind bringing the subject up is not really to benefit the partner. If you do decide to have the conversation, let me know and I'll be happy to go over some talking points with you. Again, though, I don't think you have any moral or practical reason to do so.
If i recieve oral sex from her is it something that she can get? Genital HPV types don't commonly result in a diagnosis of oral warts. The usual recommendation here is not to perform oral sex on a partner while warts are present.
If genital warts is considered low-risk HPV does her getting the Gardasil vaccine mean that she wont get it from me? Or since there are so many diifrerent HPV [types] she could still get it from me, but it reduces her risk of getting the kind that could be cervical cancer?Gardasil covers four HPV types, the two found with about 90% of genital warts and two more that are responsible for 70% of cervical cancers. If she's already sexually active, she well may have one or more of these types already.
If she does get HPV, is it the same kind i have and i may not have another occurrence and she might show warts, or could it be different kind which means i could break out again? If she does get HPV from you, it would be the same type you have and is unlikely to cause you any additional trouble.
I hope this helps. Post again anytime.