HPV Confessions? What To Tell Your Partner When You Contract HPV
, but his risk of getting a cancer is low, and thus patients express a lot of reluctance to be frank about the discussion if they have been told they have a positive HPV test. I've heard all sorts of poor strategies from patients about what to tell their guys about HPV infection.
1. Lie, after all, maybe the test is wrong
2. Wait to see if it goes away
3. Find out if he's already had the infection
4. Leave the relationship
5. Tell him you were vaccinated, just don't say if you already had the infection
My gyno advice: be as honest and straight forward as possible. Involve your gyno in the discussion as she's likely to have access to the most accurate and up to date information to help answer questions.