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Preventing infection is the best protection – while there is no treatment or cure for HPV itself, the symptoms of HPV can be treated. This means that the only way to protect yourself against HPV is to take precautions to prevent yourself from being infected in the first place.
Below are some of the ways men can protect themselves from HPV:
In the vast majority of cases, men infected with HPV have no symptoms. Signs of HPV can include warts on the genitals, anus, or groin area; common warts on the hands, fingers, or face; and plantar warts, hard growths on the soles of your feet.
There’s actually no cure for the virus itself. Current treatments are aimed at the symptoms of HPV, such as warts, and include medication and removing growths with cryotherapy or lasers.
Most cases of HPV go away on their own—more than 90 percent of HPV infections are cleared by the immune system within two years, usually within the first six months after infection.
But some strains of HPV aren’t cleared by the body and can cause cancer. Every year, about 19,400 women and 12,100 men are affected by cancers caused by HPV. Genital cancer is much rarer in men than it is in women.
The moral obligation would be to inform future partners and moreover practicing safe sex would be the best way to prevent transmission in case you have HPV.
I cannot comment on the chance as it would depend on whether your friend has known oral HPV. Then there certainly would be risk of transmission.I cannot tell you exact figures. HPV risk is not fully known and is difficult to estimate with figures.
In terms of talking to future partners it would be your moral obligation to tell them but like I said HPV can be cleared by the immune system. As long as you practice safe sex then that should protect both you and your partner.
You don’t know if you actually have HPV unless you develop symptoms, so it is completely up to you as to whether you tell your partners. There is no hard and fast rule regarding HPV as it is difficult to ascertain individual status. The main thing is to ensure you practice safe sex onwards.