I'm not sure if this is the correct place in the forum for this so apologies if it isn't. My last smear showed I have borderline abnormalities and HPV. I was referred for a colposcopy, at the appointment I asked the consultant about talking to previous partners about HPV and I found him pretty dismissive - he said there was no need to tell them as it's so common and there is no way of telling who I had it from.
I'm pretty sure about who I had it from, we've talked about it (we're still friends) and we're both concerned about the possibility of him infecting his current partner and putting her at higher risk of cerival cancer. So I just wanted to know if anyone has asked their consultant about the need to tell previous partners and what you were advised? Or just anyone's view of whether or not you think HPV is something we should discuss with previous partners?