So having read this thread... I'm a 39 year old male and informed my girl friend who is 35 who I've had no sexual relations with yet has HPV. It's been dormant for her for 17 years. She's having a colposcopy done. I've had a couple relations, but no symptoms, so I'm unaware if I have it personally being a male. Never had a wart, and I'm assuming she hasn't either (nor do I ever want one).
Would it be advisable for her to identify the strand and be vaccinated off-label myself if the identified strand is covered by Gardasil at my age? If we do marry and begin sexual relations, am I bound to life with condoms or not?
Speculatively speaking as I understand from the reading, if a marriage ever ended, I would then be a carrier to any future relationship?