I had my first ever abnormal pap March 3rd, and was also diagnosed with high-risk HPV. I've Googled the hell out of it, and I know it's very common amoung younger people, and people with a higher number of sexual partners (in their lifetime). I've had more than my husband, but both of us have been with people who had HPV. Of course, this was before I knew all about it and had done my research =[ I'm bisexual, and a girl (you could say ef-girlfriend, but she was a terrible one) I was with a few years ago had it, but told me it was dormant. My stupid self assumed it was okay, and like an STD (as far as transferring goes). DH's baby mama had it while she was pregnant with her first (not his, but they were together). There's no way of knowing where we/I got it, and it annoys me. I had a colposcopy this past Thursday (the 24th), and the doctor said it looked mild, but is definitely HPV. She took a sample of my cervix, which made me cramp like hell I've come to terms with the fact that I have it (I hope mine'll clear in a few years, like They say), but I was just wondering if anyone else is dealing with this shit...
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Well, all I can say is that it's definitely something that is being researched... you will find no clear answers, unfortunately. Doctors are also very unsure about it. I do know there are two (??) types. The type that affects your pap and could eventually cause cervical cancer and the type that causes warts. The type that causes warts will not eventually lead to the type that affects paps, from my understanding. That's about all I know. Also, I've read that something like 75% of people will have it or get it eventually.... some may never show signs, some will. So, although you can't point fingers, I guess it's best to advice the younger generation just to assume that everyone has it and take proper precautions.
Answer by m-avi at 5:34 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 6:00 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 6:21 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Razelda at 7:19 PM on Mar. 26, 2011