Hpv and dating men
Just as most genital HPV infections will never cause warts or cancer, neither will most oral infections. However, it isn't generally used for women in their 20s.
Therefore, many doctors see testing as unnecessary. It's mostly used if they've had an abnormal Pap smear.
Prior to widespread use of the HPV vaccines, the CDC estimated that at least half of all sexually active adults would be infected at some point in their lives.
Historically that estimate has been as high as 80 percent.
In part, that's because most HPV infections will never cause problems.
See your doctor immediately if you find warts, lesions, cankers, white patches, or other peculiar afflictions on your penis.
Keep in mind that HPV is a common infection for both men and women.
The majority of men will never have health complications from it. The only approved HPV tests on the market are for screening women, and designed for cervical cancer.
Understand that there are risk factors that increase your chances of becoming infected. Most men who get HPV never develop any symptoms or health problems.
Genital warts, however, are generally the first symptoms associated with low-risk HPV strains.