Just as most genital HPV infections will never cause warts or cancer, neither will most oral infections. However, it isn't generally used for women in their 20s.
Therefore, many doctors see testing as unnecessary. It's mostly used if they've had an abnormal Pap smear.
I've read that it's less likely to spread the virus if there is no sore present on the mouth, (way less likely to spread than HSV-2), but there are still risks.
I fear that no guy is going to want to date me in fear of contracting HSV-1 orally or genitally.
Would you be less likely to date someone who carries the HSV-1 virus and has out breaks orally? Usually brought on by stress, food allergies, high acidic foods, and when my immune system is down.
Knowing that there are risks of spreading the virus through kissing and oral sex. I avoid kissing and wash my hands frequently, because I have such a high paranoia that I could give it to someone.
A 2008 study found that 18 percent of girls had already been infected with HPV by the time they turned 19.
As I mentioned above, most sexually active people will eventually be infected with HPV. It will never cause visible symptoms, such as genital warts. HPV infection can be serious, but it usually isn't.
They don't know that it's possible to reduce the risk of transmission during oral sex.
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Prior to widespread use of the HPV vaccines, the CDC estimated that at least half of all sexually active adults would be infected at some point in their lives.
Historically that estimate has been as high as 80 percent.