i have a friend that has HPV. she just got her warts frozen off and sometime after they fall off, we're probably gonna start having sex. aside from the obvious condom use... what other forms of protection are there. i know im taking a huge risk, i just want to take as many precautions as possible and the only precautions i know of are abstinence and condoms. my doctor also said that i have a higher risk of getting it since im shaved. i guess cause of possible skin abbrasion from friction. it sounds feasible, but it doesnt come across as something thats very common.