Please make an appointment with your Dr and go get tested. You need to know, so you can take care of you, and possibly any future partners you may have.
Your wife is wrong. HPV is a cause of throat, anal, and penile cancers in men. Men frequently have no symptoms until they begin developing cancer unless they happen to get a strain that causes warts. And it doesn't necessarily cause cervical cancer in later years. I know plenty of women in their early 20s who have had to have full hysterectomies because of HPV. And I got high-risk HPV from my husband's first affair and it resolved itself after about a year and a half without my developing cancer at all. I do get monitored for recurrence but it's been over 10 years now and I've come back normal every time since the initial abnormality. The 20 year old affair partner, however, was not so lucky.
Some people with strong immune systems can resolve the issue. Smoking and unhealthy habits appear to be a factor in HPV growing into cancer. I'm sure genetics may also play a part.
Look up the symptoms in men so you can watch for them, just in case.
[This message edited by Tearsoflove at 6:16 PM, July 26th (Friday)]
Nurse also told me I will be tested in a year to see if my hpv has gone away. I don't have the two bad guys but that still means I might have one that causes 30% of cancers or one that just goes away. Those that go away tend to do so within 12 months or so?
I definitely got this from my fWH who got it from OW. HPV can be passed even when condoms are used (passed when genital areas touch). And yes my fWH has risks of cancer such as throat cancer if the hpv is one of the 30% kind.
Another other example of a man suffering from the results of HPV? Michael Douglas is dealing with throat cancer right now from HPV. I know there are many others, I just can't think of them right now. It's a big deal, and a REAL risk to men as well as women. Anytime you notice anything different about your throat or mouth, call your doctor and get it checked out.