Look, you are FINE, physically. You most likely won't need treatment. If you do, it's no big deal. I've had it done. You will be 100% okay. You don't have cancer, and if you continue to be looked after, you will never get cancer!
As far as you mom and insurance, have you thought about telling her and just leaving out the HPV part? Tell her your gyno found some abnormalities and now they are running more tests. Although most abnormal pap smears are caused by HPV, you can get an abnormal pap from anything, like a yeast infection. Tell her your doctor wants to do more tests to find out the reason for the abnormal pap, and you don't have to tell her more than that.
Last edited by LilyL82; 03-11-2009 at 01:08 PM.