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Can a Couple Get HPV Without Cheating?

Throughout this post, we are going to analyze what experts think about the incidence of HPV in stable couples, and whether or not this is possible. This sexually transmitted disease is often associated with infidelity or promiscuity.

Under this belief, many sexually active stable couples do not maintain optimal prevention of HPV. They believe they are not a population at risk for contracting this disease. But, what does the medical profession think about this?

How do faithful couples get HPV?

Couple embracing and smiling.

Yes, HPV can exist in stable couples, and not in all cases is this a clear sign of infidelity. What happens is that in many countries the prevalence of Human Papilloma Virus is very high.

This means that there is very high exposure to HPV contagion even when having sexual relations with only one person.

In fact, some studies suggest that eight out of ten women come into contact with the virus when they start their sexual life. This means that although promiscuity is a risk factor for HPV, not all cases arise for this reason.

So it is viable for cases of HPV to arise in stable couples. And while a significant percentage of virus contagions manage to disappear, preventive measures are absolutely necessary.

Genital warts are not the only sign of HPV

Couple in bed

Quantitative and qualitative studies have shown that many people have been infected with HPV without being aware of it, and this happens precisely because they feel physically well.

And couples, noticing that their sexual partner looks healthy and in the absence of HPV warts, maintain total trust. But the reality is that the lack of physical lesions does not prevent the spread of the virus.

This reinforces the fact that HPV can exist in stable couples, because it is not necessary to have symptoms or have genital warts to be a carrier of this virus and to transmit it.

Likewise, this indicates that there does not need to be an extramarital relationship for a couple to be affected by the Human Papilloma Virus. And fighting erroneous beliefs like this is a key part to achieving good prevention.

Why is HPV prevention important in couples?

Couple smiling

A common behavior in marital life is not to use contraceptive methods such as condoms, under the premise that they only have one sexual partner.

But this does not reduce the possibility of contracting STDs like HPV, at least not in all cases. Those who have already started their sexual life are already at significant exposure to this virus, even if they are currently in a stable relationship.

Finally, part of the importance of preventing this disease is that it has positioned itself as one of the most serious risk factors for the development of different types of cancer. So preventive mechanisms are very appropriate for health.

These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.

What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.

For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.

Click here to see what he did

I wish you great success in your recovery!


Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.

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