Hello. Male, 22 years old, physically active and in good health, although probably not the best diet. I had sex with a girl a few times over a week period. About one year later she found out she had cervical cancer and told me (at age 19Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ I thought that was very young!?). I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know much about it at the time and didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t realize the connection to HPV and the possibility that I could have contracted it. Slightly over 2 years after I had sex with the girl who got cervical cancer, I began having sex with my current girlfriend. I just found out recently about the connection b/w HPV and cervical cancer and the possibility I could be carrying HPV. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve done a ton of research into it out of fear but remain uncertain. I informed my girlfriend of the possibility that I could be carrying HPV. She just went in and had her yearly Pap test done and did an HPV test too to see if she had HPV. The HPV test came back negative (as did all the other std/virus type tests they do) but her pap test came back abnormal with ASC-US (SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s never had an abnormal pap before). We were both a bit confused & scared by these results, and when she called to follow up they doctor told her to come back in a year and that her tests were considered Ã¢â‚¬Å“normal or negativeÃ¢â‚¬Â, unfortunately when she called she did not tell the nurse that she is potentially at a higher risk for contracting HPV. Here are my questions, please help!:
1) I have found information stating that, in most cases, the body tends to rid HPV within 2 years. However, these studies were all on females. What is the time length that males tend to carry this virus?
2) Is it possible (probable?) that the abnormal pap (ASC-US) is a result of our having sex twice, once approximately 44 hours, and once approximately 42 hours prior to the pap test? I have not seen anywhere on any website statements that sex w/in 48 hours can cause abnormal results ASC-USÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ but the nurse told my girlfriend that it definitely could have been the cause of the abnormal results. I believe the reason being inflammation?
3) With abnormal results, but negative HPV and all other STD tests, and if it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t caused by the sex, what else could be causing the abnormal ASC-US?
4) Is it possible that the HPV is undetectable, yet causing these cell changes?
5) I am concerned that us having sex at the above-mentioned times may have skewed the HPV test (caused it to come back negative when in fact it was positive). Is this probable?
6) Where should we go from here?
Thank you so much for your time and help. I have been worried sick that I am going to pass something along to the woman I love and my sexual libido has been down a lot lately Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I think about myself as a walking killer .