• 19 days ago

    HPV Latency

    My wife was just diagnosed with HPV. We've been married for almost 15 years, and neither of us has had another sexual partner. Before we were married, my previous girlfriend and I engaged in oral sex. Assuming that I contracted HPV from my previous girlfriend over 16 years ago, is it possible for HPV to remain latent for so long? I feel like I'm asking the impossible for her to believe that I've not cheated on her, but I know that I haven't. And I trust her entirely.