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Recently I ran into a friend who said she had cervical cancer due to the HPV virus. She told me she gets regular exams and testing. I would like to know even if the test come back negative can she still spread the HPV virus? if so can you get it from oral sex and intercourse even with a condom? what are my risks?

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replied May 17th, 2015
Sexual Health - Women Answer A52207
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Even if there is no outbreaks, HPV can spread through exchange or contact with body fluid (risk of acquiring infection is very high if sexual contact is during any outbreak). It can also spread with oral sex. Avoid contact with body fluid of infected person or direct contact with the warts. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination evaluation clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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