If dating, how and when do you tell about hpv?
If you have HPV and you are single, do you date? Do you let potential partners know about your HPV? How and when?? How did your partner react? I would like to hear stories.
I was diagnosed in high and low HPV about 1 year ago. Since then I've broken up with the guy who I thought gave it to me and I haven't made any effort to date anyone. Partially, it's because my life is on hold until I can reverse my mild dysplasia (it's currently somewhere between an ASCUS and a CIN-1, I'm doing lots of supplements, vaginal suppositories, acupunture, psychotherapy, stress reduction, diet changes, and exercise). Once you "get rid" of the virus (as in no dyplasia and the virus is not detected in tests anymore), do you need to tell people that you used to have this/it may be latent in your body? One OB/GYN told me I'd have it forever and another that once I test negative, it's gone.
I have seen what happens to people who are honest with potential partners about HPV--the potential partner tells her friends and roommates, friends an roomates tell their friends and voila...you have people 3 or 4 degrees removed saying that you have genital warts and giggling about it. How do I ever start dating again with HPV? What man in his right mind would stay with someone who could expose him to genital warts and a virus that causes cancer? If I choose to not ever tell, and I meet a man who I eventually marry and have a life with....do I keep this terrible secret from him for the rest of my life? It so unfair...the guys who give this disease to us have no test for it, suffer no ill consequences, and usually never even know they are carriers. Meanwhile, I live like a leper.