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How did I get HPV if I have had only 1 sexual partner?

So I got a Pap smear recently & my doctor told me I had abnormal results & needed a colposcopy. The results from that showed that I'm HPV + ! However I have only been with 1 person sexually my whole life, my current boyfriend. He on the other hand has had several sexual partners before me, we are currently in a monogamous relationship. Prior to us first having sex he said he had no dieseases. We have been together for 2 years now, my year 1 of the relationship Pap smear was routine no abnormal results everything ok. Now year 2 of the relationship the Pap smear came back negatively! What could have caused this? I know I have been faithful, & I'm 99% sure he's been faithful too... Did he cheat on me & gave me this? Or what?! Who can explain this? Any insight is greatly appreciated!
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replied November 29th, 2012
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

I can understand your concerns. To know for sure whether your partner has HPV or not, he has to test for it. He may not be having any symptoms but he can continue to be a carrier for 6 years or more without any apparent disease. It is possible that he thought himself to be clear of the disease because of lack of symptoms. Another possibility is a false positive test in your case. Please discuss with your treating doctor and both you and your partner should test for it again. Hope this helps. Take care!



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