As an aside, do you know how long it takes to heal from cryo? As stated, I had three small areas treated in the pubic region. I'm wondering how long the hearing process is going to take, and what the chances are of my skin looking normal afterwards. I've read some studies where hyper or hypo pigmentation occurs after cryo...
Healing depends, in part, on how many warts were removed, how large a surface area was involved, and so on. Typically, this runs about 2-3 weeks, maybe less with very few or small warts. Scarring is usually minimal, if any occurs at all.
I take it from your first paragraph that it's possible that I could've infected her, but she may never develop detectable lesions. Is there any period of time after which I can feel confident that this may be the case? I've heard that if someone's been exposed to GW, that any signs should appear within ninety days or so.
Lesions often do occur in a few weeks up to several months, but really could take an indefinite number of months (or even years). However, most cases never involve visible or easily detected warts; only a tiny number are diagnosed.
Also, is it best to abstain from sexual contact until completely healed? My current partner knows about my diagnosis and has been very supportive. So, is there an increased risk of transmission while I'm healing?
A current partner is likely to have the virus. Researchers can't say for sure if removing warts reduces the risk, but many of them speculate that it does. If warts don't recur for several months, the risk of transmitting the virus at that point also can't be defined, but again, many believe the risks will have diminished greatly. It's hard to put a more specific point on it than that, however.
Hope this helps.