Hello and welcome to HCM,Human papilloma virus
(HPV) infection is transmitted by sexual route and by oral route.
The virus causes cancer after 10-15 years of infection.
Once infected, the virus stays in the body.
There is no drug or vaccine
to get rid of the virus from the body.
However, preventive measures can be taken.
In your husband;s case who has been treated of the cancer, any appearance of new ulcer, proliferative lesion or lymph
node should be investigated.
As in your case, get pap test regularly.
pap test is done to detect any cancer changes in the cervix
Cancer of cervix is more often associated with HPV infection
as compared to oral cancers.
Avoid multiple sexual partners and practice safe sex.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal