| | A number of questions - would appreciate any input!
Background: I have been married 17 years to DH. No sexual contact with anyone else in 21 years. DH had an A 2 years ago and various ONSs during our marriage (rebuilding now). My PAP was OK this year. Skipped a year, but PAP was OK 2 years ago. Prior to that, skipped 4 or so years, but PAPs were OK before that when I went as scheduled every year. I, obviously, will not skip appointments again. I had a child injured at birth and it put me off OB/GYNs for awhile.
From my previous question regarding dormancy, I assume that I could either have contracted this virus from DH (from A, ONSs, or he had it when he met me) or I could have had it for 20+ years. Correct?
I do not have any warts, so I assume that if I have had it for 20+ years, it has not caused issues with my cervix . Is that correct?
I have not seen any warts (on me or DH), so can I assume that I will not get them - that the virus I have is more of the "high-risk" type)?
DH is doctor-phobic...is there a good source of info that I could bookmark for the rare instance that he develops something relating to the HPV (like, if he was one of the rare folks that did develop an issue, I don't think that he would know it)?
I have read (here and elsewhere) that I can give HPV to DH through oral sex. Doesn't he, most likely, already have it?
If I can still give it to him, can I cause mouth/oral issues for him? I assume not, since I don't have any warts...Is that correct?
My GYN said that I will go back every 6 months for a new PAP/HPV test and if I continue to test positive after 2-3 more visits, then we will do a biopsy (I think that is what the next step is. I figured that I'd get through the next couple of visits and then worry about the next step, if necessary). If I test negative, does that mean that I no longer have to worry about DH and oral sex (if I do, in fact, have to worry)?
If I read everything correctly, it sounds like my virus can "re-emerge" (for lack of a better word) and I can test positive again at any time. Is that correct?
Again, from what I have been reading, it sounds like taking vitamins (other the the chewy ones I give my kids!) and reducing stress (or trying to!) can help my immune system fight off the virus. Is that correct (seems like a no-brainer as that would help anyone fight off a virus like a cold, but....)?
Thanks so much for answering any/all of my questions. :-)