Re: Ascus and HPV
Go visit the cervical and ovarian healthboards forum. There are many of us who have been through what you're going through.
HPV is an STD. It can survive dormant in your system for many years (for life for some people). Yes, your husband almost definitely has HPV as well because it's extremely easy to pass. You won't always have it necessarily. New research shows that the virus is usually fought off by the body after some years.
Don't feel any shame or embarassment. Fully 80-90% of sexually active people have HPV. Basically, if you have sex you have HPV. However, some strains are more dangerous than others (more likely to cause cancer).
Precancerous changes in your cervix are called dysplasia. You don't have cancer yet, you have dysplasia. Curing the dysplasia (or cancer) does not get rid of the HPV. It merely removes the abnormal cells created by the virus.