Re: conflicting advice re hpv
Hi. It's likely that you have two strains of the virus. The kind that causes an abnormal pap is on your cervix and can only be diagnosed through a pap/colposcopy. Did you have any treatment 10 years ago? Have you been having normal paps since? Another type of hpv is the type that causes external warts. Yes, you will always have the virus. However, your immune system may and hopefully will supress it and you may never see it again.
If you have a new partner it is possible that you may be exposed to different strains of the virus from your partner and get new symtoms or another abnormal pap. (Or hopefully your immune systems keeps it under check.) Condoms do not prevent it as it is a skin to skin virus. But I'm sure you know it's best to use condoms as it prevents so many other std's. I'm not sure what you mean about the oral sex question but you can't get hpv on your genitals from oral sex. Most people do not get hpv in their mouths from oral sex. It usually is only seen in people with compromised immune systems. But I'm sure there are other things you may be able to get by having unprotected oral sex. Talk to your partner about everything and be safe. Hope I've answered some of your questions.
Last edited by Mom22greatkids; 11-27-2005 at 03:38 PM.