Hi all, I'm so glad I found this forum!
Just found out today that I have "high risk HPV" ... huh?! lol So now that I've cried, and searched mayo website ... I still have a billion questions!!!
From what I have read high risk hpv is the one that CAN cause cervical cancer? I also read something about the body/immune system gets rid of the virus itself? Is that always or sometimes the truth? Plus the thing I was looking at was also talking about hand and plantar warts so I have no idea what (if all or only a few) strains they were referring to.
So now I go for a pap every 6 mos rather than 12? The nurse at my doc office said I don't need to do anything different when I asked and that 90% of women have it (don't know if she meant in her office or in the general population).
Also I don't have warts so that's a different strain? WOW so much info to try to absorb and I'm so freaked out and scared right now. I'm not in a relationship right now but eventually I'd like to have children ... does this mess that chance up?!
Thanks for taking the time to read this very loooong post and for any help, advice, etc you can offer!