Not all people carrying HPV display warts; it depends on the type of virus they have and their immune system. Often, the disease goes unnoticed as no symptoms are presented.
Therefore, even if you do not have warts, the virus remains active in the body. This means that if you have HPV without warts, you can infect another person if you have sexual intercourse with them.
People often mistakenly believe that by removing a wart, they are cured of HPV, but this is not the case. The virus continues to be present, and you can still spread it if you do not take the appropriate measures.
HPV Transmission Methods
HPV is transmitted sexually (oral, anal, or vaginal) with an infected person. Infection can occur both during penetration and with skin-to-skin genital contact.
This sexually transmitted disease is one of the most common ones. All sexually active individuals are at risk of contracting it, including those having sex with one person.
You may be diagnosed with HPV after being single for a while. This is because the virus’s incubation period is 1-2 years, meaning symptoms may appear long after infection.
There are many myths about HPV transmission methods outside of sexual intercourse.
It is important to understand that you cannot get the disease by hugging a carrier, swimming in a pool, using toilets, or sharing personal hygiene products with an infected person.
Measures to Prevent Spreading HPV to Others
If you have HPV, the best way to avoid infecting others is to have protected sex.
Use the appropriate condom. Remember that even if your partner does not have warts or any other visible symptom, they can transmit the disease. However, keep in mind that condom use does not provide 100% protection.
Other measures you can consider to reduce the virus’s spread to others are:
- Include vitamin and antioxidant-rich foods in your daily diet. This will help your body fight the virus and eliminate it in less time.
- Avoid high-risk sexual behavior. Even if you already have HPV, it doesn’t mean you can’t contract another strain of the virus.
- Visit your doctor to monitor and treat HPV symptoms. And if you want to get rid of the HPV virus, we recommend that you look at this article.
- Ask your doctor if you can get the HPV vaccine. It will help prevent infection from different types of the virus.
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.
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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