How many of you are willing to own up to having a STD? You can answer anon if you want. But being diagnosed with HPV, I was just wondering since 1 in 3 have it how many are willing to stand up and say that they have it too. Or another STD. I am posting anon b/c I don't want ppl sendind me rude emails.(yes it has happened)! I have only slept with 5 ppl my entire life, and yet I end up with something like this. I think 5 is pretty decent # cosidering I am 30 years old. Just my luck my sis has been with over 50 and doesn't have anything. LOL isn't it funny the way things work. Just my luck, I guess. CONT>>>
Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Just for Fun
Answer by kbates1208 at 11:05 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Jazak at 9:19 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by wendy232425 at 9:19 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
I had HPV, when I foung out I was pregnant, I bad cells on my cervix, but they were very low grade, and every check up since has been normal. I even have the merena in. I've slept with only 5 men as well, my fith I am married to. My oldest sister has slept with more then 25 men, she had chlamidia and she has a very high risk HPV, risk for cervical cancer. My other older sister, who has slept with countless men, has herpies, and also had chlamydia, from the same guy who gave it to my other sister...yeah gross. I did not follow in there foot steps.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:24 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Having HPV isn't anything to be ashamed of since more than half of all sexually active people will contract it in their lifetimes, whether or not they are promiscuous. My niece did, and she's only ever been with one guy. He, unfortunately, has not been equally chaste, and she's rather lucky that she didn't get more than the HPV.
There are more than 40 strains of HPV, and to be certain, not all of them cause cervical cancer or even genital warts. Your risk level is dependent on the variation you've contracted. It can also cause vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oral cancers.
Not all cases of cervical cancer involve HPV. Longterm chlamydia infections have been linked to cervical cancer, as well as smoking, multiple pregnancies, and genetics.
Answer by jespeach at 9:42 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
cont..To be certain: contrary to what the first response says, not ALL cases of abnormal pap smears and/or cervical cancer are directly related to HPV.
To answer your question: I would not have a problem admitting to having HPV or pretty much any other STD, because anyone who is sexually active could contract any number of STD's or STI's. It doesn't mean you're a slut or that you sleep around...it only takes one person to give it to you. As long as I'm not doing something I am ashamed of, there's no reason for me to not "own up" as you say, right?
Answer by jespeach at 9:47 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Jazak at 9:48 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Babylove76 at 9:51 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Babylove76 at 9:52 AM on Jan. 7, 2009
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