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Should I Date a Guy With HPV?

Group Therapy: Should I Date a Guy With HPV?

This question comes from a Group Therapy post in our TrèsSugar Community. Add your advice in the comments!

I am a smart, healthy 25-year-old female, who has been vaccinated (gardisil) for HPV, has never had an STD, and gets paps regularly. I am considering dating a guy who has told me that he just found out he has HPV. I've researched and can't seem to find an answer, so I'm hoping someone here might have a word of advice.

In my research I found that the vaccination I had only protects against 4 types of HPV and there are about 90 types. I also discovered it's transferred just by contact, even if there isn't intercourse, therefore, that condoms can't be trusted for preventing contraction of HPV. Then I learned that an estimated 75-80% of people will contract it at some point in their life. I don't want to get HPV or be unsafe. I think my gut is telling me not to continue on with this guy because of this (and because if I am going to be in a relationship, sex is going to need to be a part of it). What do you think? I am over-thinking this? Should I just avoid the situation all together? I'm honestly really hoping for some responses! Thanks!

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