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I assume they did a PCR test for HPV-these detects the genetic material of particular high risk strains. While nothing is 100% in life, that test is ~95% accurate in detecting particular high strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer- a negative test means it is highly unlikely that you have particular "high risk " strains. But it does NOT detect ALL strains of HPV, including "low risk " strains, that are unlikely to lead to cancer, or that may cause genital warts. So you being told you were "negative" means you are low risk for cancer- it does not completely mean you do have ANY strains of HPV.
Regardless, if you acquired HSV, as long as you don't also newly pick up the high risk strains of HPV, then your risk for cancer will remain low.
As an aside, you don't have to absolutely get herpes either just from being with him sexually. Condoms can lower the risk, certainly avoiding sex if/ when he has an outbreak , and there is a medication Valtrex, which also can lower your chance of picking up herpes
I hope that helps
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Well I wouldn't go out of my way to GET herpes- it can cause pain, discomfort and is not pleasant. Most times an initial infection tends to be more severe than recurrent outbreaks, but for people who get recurrent outbreaks, it tends to be somewhat mild in general.
The risk to an otherwise healthy adult is fairly low- but there are rare complications- including affecting the bladder, causing meningitis, or infecting a baby if you were pregnant. But these are uncommon complications, although they can indeed be serious in those who get it
You are very welcome- Good luck and glad I could help