Thanks for your question. First of all, let me tell something in detail about genital warts. It is caused by a viral infection due to Human Papilloma Virus. There are about 70+ types of infections found till date. This virus is notorious of its dormant actions. It can stay dormant inside the body of an infected person, for years without showing any symptoms. They cause genital warts or cervical cancer (in females) according to the type of virus infected. This is one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infection found in people from 17 to 33 years of age. They cause warts which look like the shape of a cauliflower with small bumps. They can be treated medically using creams, laser treatment, surgical excision, cryotherapy etc. according to the spread and reach of the infection. After treatment or even without treatment, the warts tend to go away in a reasonable period. But the infected person will not be cured and will stay as a carrier of the virus. Being an infection which can be transmitted from skin to skin contact, even protected sex with barrier methods like condoms cannot help in preventing the spreading, unless the warts are in the shaft of penis. From your question, it is evident that she is likely to be infected with HPV from sexual contact with you. People once infected will become carriers of HPV unknowingly for the lifetime. Unfortunately, a complete cure is not possible to treat HPV. That makes you contagious even after 5 years. From now, even your partner has also become a carrier of the virus. But the bodily immune system will prevent the virus from causing warts or other symptoms. Hope my answer helps. Take care.