Dr. Jones shares if a woman should contact her last partner if she acquires HPV (Human papillomavirus).
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I think it’s up to the woman. HPV is not yet classified by the CDC like gonorrhea or chlamydia where you would have to contact your ex partner. At this time, HPV is only put on the woman essentially for treatment and follow up with pap and any kind of treatment that she might have to have. So, I would say this time according to CDC, it’s up to the woman if she would like to contact her ex partner. The problem is gonorrhea and chlamydia. You know who the partner came from. HPV would no idea of knowing. So if you for example if you're 30-year old woman and you began having intercourse at 15, 16, that could have been when you acquired HPV. It might not have been in your 20’s or your 30’s that you acquired it. So, you would have to back track to all of your partners and let them know. There's no test to tell you where the HPV came from.