Ranchmama Dena, I agree with your management position of not condoning the transfer of body fluids for health reasons regardless of the LPIN statutes. The fact is that infections and disease can be transferred through unprotected sex. I’ve had two friends die in the last 2 years from cancer caused by HPV through unprotected cunnilingus that occurred many years prior. If a sexually active promiscuous person continually engages in unprotected sex the probability of eventually infecting themselves or a sex partner is substantially increased. A male client may transfer the undetected and non-symptomatic HPV infection to a Courtesan or vice versa. A woman may be tested for HPV through a Pap Smear, but there is no valid test for a man.
Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is an unprotected sex cancer causing concern for men and women alike. HPV is passed on through genital contact most often during vaginal or anal sex. In addition, HPV may also be transmitted through oral sex. There are more than 40 types of HPV that can infect the genitals. Genital human papillomavirus, HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection, STI.
HPV oncogenic strain infections can cause women’s cervical cancer virus (specifically cervix, vulva & vagina); HPV affects men causing throat cancer (oropharyngeal), anal cancer and penile cancer (testicles & penis) as well as genital warts and respiratory problems (papillomatosis, RRP) that don’t develop into cancers. Note: Other factors, notably tobacco and alcohol use, may also play a role assisting HPV to cause these cancers.
In most cases HPV clears up through the body’s natural immunity system before it causes any health problems. Most people who become infected with HPV don’t know they have the virus, since there are usually no signs or symptoms. Also, HPV caused cancers are usually advanced and hard to treat due to the absence of these visible signs and symptoms including bleeding and pain.
HPV is not related to herpes or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). HPV is a different virus from HIV, and causes specific health problems. HPV does not live in the blood cells, but rather lives on the skin. Also, whereas HIV can lead to AIDS, genital HPV can lead to nononcogenic genital warts or certain types of genital, anal and throat cancers.
HPV currently infects approximately 79 million Americans, and about 14 million people become newly infected each year. HPV is so common that nearly all sexually-active men and women who practice unprotected sex will acquire at least one type of HPV during their lifetimes even if both partners are totally monogamous. However, engaging in unprotected sex with multiple partners astronomically increases the chances of contracting the HPV infection. Fortunately for young people there are now preventive HPV vaccines available for males and females under age 26.