Originally Posted by wanneda
tell me/us... what's the prognosis for intimate sexual relations after diagnosis and treatment!
Well wanneda, really it depends on the type of HPV you have: outer genital warts or inner cervical dysplasia. When you are diagnosed with the genital wart form it is best to restrain from any sexual activity until the warts are removed via cream, freezing or other. If you have inner cervical dysplasia then you and your sexual partner(s) need to talk about it. They need to be informed of what is going on and especially if you have had unprotected sex. Condoms are not an effective form of preventing HPV though. Depending on how sever the dysplasia, your doctor will determine the correct treatment: cone biopsy, freezing, leep ect. Your doctor will tell you how long you will have to refrain from sexual activity. With cervical HPV all you can do about your sexual relations is to wear a condom, and tell your partner(s) you have HPV. Hopefully when the abnormal cells are removed they will not come back and you will be alright to have sex again. But still, use condoms because there are other things out there that are worse.
Hope this helps. Need anything else just ask!