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Once you have had HPV, I am afraid you are contagious for life.
This is because you are harbouring the virus, and are capable of transmitting it sexually anytime.
Even if you had a 6 year wart free period.
Even with normal pap smears.
The answer is yes - you are still contagious and due precautions must always be followed.
All the best
Please feel free to discuss further.
Patient replied :
Is the reason your always contagious is because you just don't know when it will stop laying dormant? Like if I had sex while its dormant, did I pass it on?
The reason is that your cells never actually clear it.
Yes, even while dormant, you could transmit it sexually.