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Female -- Vaginal Discharge/Infections
Posted on: 01/06/2010
I tested positive for HPV, but I am now clear of the virus. I get checked every six months and no signs of infection show. Will I still give my partner what I had before? And I still check myself everday. One day the skin between my anus and vaginal opening tore a bit and started to bleed bc it was so dry. Is that normal?
That's good news that your test for HPV is now negative. Because no test is perfect at detecting viruses if they are present is small numbers, it's possible to still have some HPV present, and to be able to transmit it to your partner. This is less likely, however, if your test is now negative.
As for the dry area, it's not normal to have tearing, but it can occur from drying of the very thin and tender skin in that area. This is especially true this time of the year when the air is colder and drier. If it happens again, or does not heal quickly, you should have it examined by your doctor.