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Did my Husband Cheat if I Have HPV?

Knowing that you have HPV can create a lot of fear, but also mistrust in the partner with whom you are in a stable relationship. Generally, in that case, suspicions of infidelity begin to arise.

If you are married and found out that you are a carrier of the disease, keep reading, we bring you information that will help you understand if this is due to your partner being unfaithful.

Does having HPV mean that your husband was unfaithful to you?

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Not necessarily. Your husband may not have been unfaithful if he has HPV. Many people can be carriers of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and never know it, as it may be asymptomatic depending on the type and in some cases, it may clear up on its own.

Another notable aspect is that it can take a long time to appear, even years. Genital warts and other skin lesions appear 2 to 3 months after contracting the virus.

These characteristics of the disease are what cause a high risk of contagion and why it is very common among sexually active people.

Therefore, your husband could be a carrier of the virus, but because he has no symptoms, he doesn’t know it. He may have even acquired it in a previous relationship. There is also the possibility that you have had HPV for a long time and didn’t know it.

There is no way to know how long the virus has been in the body, let alone know if your current partner infected you or if you were the one who transmitted it. This means that being a carrier of the virus is not synonymous with being a victim of infidelity on the part of your husband.

The HPV-infidelity relationship has been one of the most common myths heard about this condition. What is true is that it has become one of the most common sexually transmitted infections among sexually active people.

Recommendations to fight HPV

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If you contracted HPV and you don’t know how it happened, don’t worry, what’s done is done. Now you should focus on fighting the virus to eliminate it from your body.

Take into account the following recommendations:

  • Women should have an annual Pap smear to check for cervical lesions. If you haven’t had one yet, you should.
  • If a genital wart appears, which is one of the most common symptoms of HPV, you should see a doctor to receive the appropriate treatment. Or you can consider some options for home remedies.
  • If you are a carrier of HPV, it is not necessary for you to stop having sex with your husband, as he is likely already infected. If you are not in a stable relationship, your partner should use a condom to avoid transmission, although it does not prevent it 100%.
  • Include in your daily diet foods rich in antioxidant properties as they help strengthen the immune system and this allows the body to fight against the virus.

It’s important that before passing judgement or tormenting yourself over infidelity, you seek information on how HPV is transmitted. Remember that often, this mistrust can break a relationship or cause conflicts within a couple or family.

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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