Re: i am 19 with hpv high risk
Most women who get the virus get it in their teens or early 20s... in other words, within a few years of becoming sexually active.
HPV is incredibly common; in fact, over 80% of sexually active Americans will have it at one time or another.
It does go away, without treatment, in the vast majority of people- most people with healthy immune systems will clear the virus in 12 to 18 months.
Until then, you will require more frequent PAPs (maybe every 3 months, or whatever your doctor recommends) to ensure that precancerous lesions don't develop on your cervix.
If such lesions develop, they can be removed by one of several simple procedures.
There is no medical way to get rid of HPV itself, no "cure" for it... you just have to wait for it to run its course and go away on its own. It will; in teens and young adults, it virtually always does.
You're actually fortunate that you got it now, rather than in your 30s or 40s; it's much more dangerous then.
Best of luck.
PS oh, and yes, of course you'll be able to have children in the future.
Like I said, over 80% of women have had HPV. it's nothing, really.
I had it at 16, had precancerous lesions removed at 16... and had my first child at 17, and another child at 19. I'm currently pregnant with my third child... at age 38! And of course I no longer have HPV. it went away long ago.
Trust me, you'll be okay.
Last edited by Kali333; 07-14-2011 at 03:40 PM.