Re: help!my 19 year old
First things first . . . having HPV does NOT mean your daughter is going to get cancer and it certainly doesn't mean she's going to die!
In fact, it's estimated that 80 percent of women get HPV at some point in their lives by the time they are 50 years old. Also, most women under 30 are able to fight off the virus on their own without medical intervention, so the odds are very much on her side, especially with her young age.
The HPV vaccine protects against four strains of HPV, two high-risk and two low-risk (high-risk can causes changes in the cervix which MIGHT lead to cancer, low-risk can cause genital warts.) There are over 100 strains of HPV, so though your daughter has been protected from those strains, there are still risks of others.
The good thing is that for most women, HPV doesn't cause serious problems, and even if it does, cervical cancer is extremely treatable and slow-moving. It's important that your daughter always get her annual paps and whatever else her doctor recommends, but odds are she's going to be just fine.
I know HPV is scary, but I hope this sets your mind at ease.