Our expert says:
I think that with the HPV vaccine and using condoms, you will have done everything reasonably possible to avoid contracting HPV.
However, the HPV vaccine does not cover all the differnt types of HPV and thus may not prevent all types of cervical cancer. Also if you were infected with HPV before completing the course, you would obviously not be protected.
Likewise, with condom use, the protection is not 100%.Even if a man wears a condom it's only going to cover his penis, not his entire genital area. Because of this, skin to skin contact between the woman and man still happens during the act of sex. So, it's still possible to contract the virus even if condoms are used.
These risks would be small and have to be compared with the impact on your relationship if you refrain from sex.
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