I've been with my boyfriend for the last 9 months and I know that he's the only one for me. Do I still need to worry about HPV?
It is great that you are in a good and special relationship. However, none of us can predict the future. We also don't know if we or our partners may have already been exposed to HPV previously. And, though showing no symptoms, one of us may be carrying the virus. With changes in our immune system, whether from other illnesses or age, these viruses may recur or get stronger. So HPV immunization is recommended for girls and women at least 9 years old as it is an added protection, for now and for the future.
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