HPV is a virus of the skin. HPV is spread from skin to skin contact. A condom greatly reduces the chance of passing HPV to a partner. HPV can come to the surface of the skin when there is not an outbreak. A condom may not cover 100% of the genital area. Even though the chance isn't high HPV can still be passed to a partner even if a condom is used. If a condom is used, safe sex is practiced and a break from sex is taken during an outbreak the chance of passing HPV to a partner will decrease.
The human body helps fight the virus off. As a result most people with HPV don't have an outbreak or show very mild symptoms. If you want to read more about HPV type www. in front of the web site below.