This past weekend, my boyfriend of a year and a half asked me if we could have a chat. Im cis female and he cis male. I could tell something had been bothering him for a few days but he just put it down to not feeling very well. So on saturday we had a chat and he told me that nearly 5 years ago he tested positive for HPV 16. He had it treated and it went away and during treatment was told that in most cases it clears the body and as his had seemingly gone, he went on with his life. We have both spoken of STIs and both of us being free of them, but this was never mentioned until now (and im not mad at him in any way for not mentioning this).
However, he now believes it has come back and the thought of it has him very depressed, angry & sick at the thought of passing it onto me. Not to mention, he thought id break up with him when he told me, which i have no intention of doing. I have had the gardasil vaccine.. before i became sexually active, so as far as i know, this creates immunity for me against this strain?
He has tiny tiny tiny little bumps that look just like tiny tiny penile pearly papules about 1cm below his rim. They are only noticable when he pulls the skin tight over them with good lighting. He is also uncircumcised but has good hygiene. He is just so incredibly stressed about this. Im not sure if it is HPV or not. He has an appointment next week with a urologist – as his doctor is not a great doctor from what i can gather and hes also looking into being cut.
Basically, i guess im just wanting some opinions from others that can perhaps help in this situation, that can help ease his mind and mine and his stress as to wether im protected from the gardisil or not?