My question pertains to a woman with Celiac disease and a man(me) with HPV. I developed warts at the base of my penis in 2004, my physician diagnosed it as HPV and froze them off, I have not had any such occurrence since but my understanding is that I will forever be a host/carrier of the virus. I would like to be sexually active (oral and vaginal) with a woman who has Celiac disease and her concern, rightfully so, is that her weakened immunity could cause additional mouth and/or throat problems from performing oral sex on me. Would you please elaborate on the additional risks involved beyond her contracting HPV, likelihood of HPV transmission, and any measures and/or precautions which could be taken to protect her? Abstinence and condoms are obvious and we haven't even kissed yet, but there exist huge potential for this to become a life-long relationship. Do I need to let her go to protect her health???
As a Celiac myself, I would just like to say how amazing you are for taking her health into account. Depending on her age, the Guardisil (sp?) shot, (vaccines are all gluten free) could prevent her from developing HPV. As for kissing, she can actually get gluten from you that way. Kissing could actually be more dangerous than a BJ. Just make sure that you brush your teeth after eating anything with wheat in it. As for decreased immunity, assuming that she is following the gluten free diet and is otherwise healthy she is not at a higher risk of developing an std than anyone else. You still need to use condoms, but that is unrelated to celiac disease. By the way, you can't get gluten from regular sex. Gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin or genitals. Read this page: http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm
It has a ton of great information.
Trust me, if you keep showing this much consideration to her needs, you will both do just fine.
good luck to you both