[Question #3769] Worried that I have HPV now! After 3 brief encounters

33 months ago
There are 3 sexual encounters happened in my life:


Woman 1: This happened 2 years ago.  It was for 2 hours.   Activities: Blowjob, Ball licking, Open Mouth Kissing  Protected Penis in Vagina. I tried Anal but failed. I fingered her both ass and vagina. I used condoms for sex. She had sex with multiple women before.


  
Woman 2: This happened 1 year ago.  It was for 2 hours.   Activities: Covered Blowjob, Ball licking, Open Mouth Kissing  Protected Penis in Vagina. I tried Anal but failed. I fingered her both ass and vagina. She also licked my nipple. I used condoms for sex. She had sex with multiple men and women before.   I went down on her. After a second of licking her asshole and vagina (I licked only once), I got HPV scare so I went up. 


Woman 3:  This happened 8 months ago.    It was for 2 hours.   Activities: Covered Blowjob, Rimjob.  I fingered her both ass and vagina.  I did not have sex with this woman. She also licked my nipple and armpit. She had sex with multiple men and women before.  

9 months ago I found that I was not vaccinated. I went into shock. So I kept myself sexually inactive. I tested for all STD including HERPES. I am negative for all. I couldn't get tested for HPV. I am worried that my stupidity leads to HPV.


8 months ago,  I found a bump on the outer thigh but it was painful.   It went by itself after a month. I went to the doctor and showed that is it  HPV bump. She said  HPV bump won't go in a month.  The region is very far from normal genital HPV bump. Bump is gone by leaving a black mark on my thigh. You can see it here. That was my left thigh bump https://imgur.com/a/OI7dvV5


I am still in STD anxiety.   Please answer me. I am crying while I am writing this.






Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
33 months ago
Welcome to our Forum and thanks for your detailed history.   The activities you describe are, by and large, low risk for acquisition of STIs, including HPV.  At the same time,, as you point out, there are no recommended tests for HPV and, as explained below, both of us on this Forum see little reason for concern about, or testing for, HPV in men. 

You don't mention it but I resume you have now been vaccinated for HPV.  I certainly hope so, given your concerns. 

I agree with your doctor about the bump on your leg.  What you describe sounds noting like HPV. 

More importantly, HPV in men really is not a major health concern.  My sense is that you are over reacting regarding HPV. Further, if the idea that HPV is an STI upsets you, you need to get over that idea.  While your exposures are very low risk and your risk for HPV is small, however the fact is that virtually all sexually active Americans acquire HPV at some time in their lives (even those who are monogamous!)  and from a medical perspective for all but a fraction (a small fraction of 1%) of those who infected the disease is nothing more than a nuisance- sometimes cosmetically, sometimes otherwise.  It is for these reasons that we continue to urge our clients not to get overwrought by the possibility of an HPV infection.

My sincere advice to you is that your risk for HPV from the exposures you describe is very low, that even if you have acquired HPV, the risk that it will cause health problems for you is tiny and that you should not worry.  Other than vaccination which will protect you going forward, I see no reason for concern.  EWH 
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33 months ago
Thank you, Doctor, for your details.  I did take the vaccination now.  My  Family Doctor to reduce my anxiety decided to test Oral HPV DNA test by using a kit from Quest Diagnostics.  I am waiting for the results. I know Negative means unknown.   I am talking with a woman now, who happens to be virgin.  I will ask her to take HPV vaccine now. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
33 months ago
I think that is a good strategy.  Your partner owes it to herself to get the HPV vaccine.  I anticipate that your test will be negative.  When it is, my advice is to put your concerns aside, have confidence that the HPV vaccine will help prevent infections in the future and move forward without concern.  EWH
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33 months ago
Much appreciated.  Have a great day. You can close this thread :)