>Pia and Maxene Magalona came out with a TV ad that supports vaccination against HPV. You’d think that every woman needs to go through it.
What you don’t really hear is that the virus is caused by sex. Especially if any one partner has multiple sex partners and can be exposed to it. So, if you are chaste, if you abstain and if you are married and faithful, then you have no problem.
HPV is passed on through genital contact, most often during vaginal and anal sex. HPV may also be passed on during oral sex and genital-to-genital contact. HPV can be passed on between straight and same-sex partners—even when the infected partner has no signs or symptoms.
A person can have HPV even if years have passed since he or she had sexual contact with an infected person. Most infected persons do not realize they are infected or that they are passing the virus on to a sex partner. It is also possible to get more than one type of HPV.
Very rarely, a pregnant woman with genital HPV can pass HPV to her baby during delivery. In these cases, the child can develop RRP.