Potential girlfriend has genital warts. What does this mean for me?

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i have been talking to a girl for awhile and was hoping to start a relationship with her. we have not had sex or anything yet. she confided in me today that she carries the hpv virus, and when stressed she gets a wart. she told me her sexual history was only for guys which isnt bad for 23 years old, and she didnt sleep around. she personally thinks she got it from the vaccine years ago as she had a bad reaction to it and was hospitalised for a week.

but what does it mean for me? i have only had the one partner before her, so assume i havnt ever had any hpv. can we be intimate??? will i 100% get warts, or just hpv with no symptoms? i dunno. everywhere says condoms and dental dams etc, but that cant be the long term solution can it? I do like her, I dont want be an arse and run the otherway....but i dont know what to do. i feel like i have to accept that i will have genital warrs forever, even if our relationship doesnt work out 😦

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    you will more than likey get warts. but hpv is so common its easy to be introduced and not even know. there are multiple different types. there are some that cause warts and some that dont. condoms only protect up to 70%. you should do whatever feels right to you, i know its a big decision. good luck!

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    they dont routinely give the vaccine to guys. what if i got vaccinated before having sex?

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      it could protect you. its all just 50/50. better to get it if you stay with her for sure though! great thing she told you. personally i think i would if you really want to be with her!!! i would not be shallow and leave but its up to you!

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    I was shocked when I was told I have warts by a germab OBGYN. in UK no one cares at all, no one in the medical profession. They have told me it is so common no point in even removing them if you can imagine.

    I think it's really cool of her if she was honest with you, it's a sign she's relationship material. So many would hide problems like this. Just be nice to her whatever your choice is 😃 good luck

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