| | std.. hpv
I would like to put a message out there to all girls that if you are a virgin talk to your parents about getting the HPV vaccination. If you do not know what HPV is its called the human papilloma virus and can cause cervical cancer and/or genital warts. My boyfriend and I decided to have sex for the first time and I was a virgin and so was he(as he said), we were together for about 9 months at the time and we only had sex once. He used a condom and somehow I contracted HPV. I never had any signs at all I had it for 2 years and never even knew until it came up in an abnormal pap smear. I went for a coloscopy in Dec. and it was very very painful. Guys only carry the virus although I think it can cause genital warts on the penis, I am not sure. But the virus does not affect the male. So please be careful, statics show that 80% of girls that are sexually active and have been with 3 partners have contracted hpv. It can go away on its own but if it doesn't you could have cervical cancer.