Cervical cancer is caused by the Virus HPV.
Which is by all accounts a STD.
It's spread through sexual intercourse (Vaginal, Oral, Anal) some studies have even shown with the use of a condom, however I'm sure your risk is less using a condom.
It is not contagious like a cold and sneezing in the same room.
Fortunitely for men there are really no symptoms nor are there tests to see if a man carries the virus.
There are two strains of the HPV that are known to cause cancer I believe they are 16 and 18 however there are 100's of strains which can be transferred. I like to call HPV the Horny People Virus, cause everyones horny and just about everyones got it. A majority of sexually active people (like 95.5%) are carries of the virus have 1 or more strains and either never show signs or just don't know.
Men generally don't know that they are carries of the virus, and since there is no test, you can really only assume that all men who are sexually active have it.
This is my own opinion ....
anyone who has ever gotton one form of an STD most likely are also carries of HPV.
There are also two types of HPV high risk and low risk. High Risk would be strains like 16 and 18 that can cause cervical cancer, or more commonly reffered to as cervical dysplasia (before the cancer) Then there's Low risk, or genital warts which is also HPV.
You can collect all the strains, and not show signs. Low risk is about the only way a man knows if he's has a form of the virus and even he won't really know which ones.
There is no cure for HPV, however there are treatments.
It is possible for a man who has been with a person who has cervical dysplasia/cancer to transfer it to other partners.
If they don't have it already.
It is almost entirely impossible for a person to track down the very moment they even got HPV, the virus can sometime lay dormat for years before ever showing.
Women are generally checked for it everytime they get they're Pap done. If it shows abnormal then it's time for other prosedures to show definate answer to the strains.
I'm pretty sure requardless if a person has knownly been with a person that has Cervical Cancer/ HPV with or without a condom, that odds are they have it too. the only real way to safe guard agaist it, is to not have sexual relations of generally any kind.
A Vaccine has been produced however it doesn't stop all forms of the Virus but limits it ability to become cancerious, basically it only protects against the main two strains known for causing cancer. Which is definately a plus. However with regular check ups it really shouldn't turn into cancer. It's going years without checkups or keeping a watchful eye on your health that allows it to develop.
The Vaccine is only good for future generations, not anyone who already has HPV.
(Is it time for the Red Sashes from 1984?)