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This applies whether you’re in a monogamous relationship or not.
He tells me that the "ewww" factor surrounding HPV is because it presents itself as warts, which have been associated with disgust throughout history.“We can test for HPV in women, but there isn’t a good test in men,” Dr. Doctors usually check for HPV by taking a sample of a woman’s cervical cells—often during a pap smear—yet no such procedure exists for men. That indicates you had it at one point, but it doesn’t tell you if you have an active infection.” So basically, if your partner is a woman, she can get a pap smear to find out if she too has HPV.(Which, WTF.) “There are blood tests for HPV, but nobody recommends using them because they’re completely not useful,” Dr. If you have a male partner…unless he has genital warts, it’s going to be hard to tell.We were super young — maybe 15 years old — and she had an unusual pap smear, so she got tested and found out she had HPV. HPV was an STD, and STDs were the scariest things we knew nothing about. Violet was emotionally scarred and deeply terrified that, for the rest of her life, she would have to carry the stigma of having an STD, and she dutifully swore off sex for the next two years.Now, 15 might seem young to some of you, you know, for all that sex/gynecologist drama. Cut to senior year of high school, and we all got a reality check.