I don't know how long it can be latent in men
, but my husband and i are in a similar situation. We have been married for
a couple years, and recently I was diagnosed with genital warts. Neither my husband nor I have been unfaithful, so obviously one of us got it from a partner before we were together. (years ago). According to my gyno, it can lie dormant for years before someone has warts. What triggered mine, according to my doctor, was when I got the flu this year.