No, HPV infections are usually temporary. A person may have had HPV for many
years before it causes health problems. If you or your partner are diagnosed
with an HPV-related disease, there is no way to know how long you have
had HPV, whether your partner gave you HPV, or whether you gave HPV
to your partner. HPV is not necessarily a sign that one of you is having sex
outside of your relationship. It is important that sex partners discuss their
sexual health and risk for all STIs, with each other.