Re: Living with High Risk HPV
First off, RELAX. Almost 70% of people who are sexually active end up with HPV at one point or another. It can lay dormant in someones body for years, and show no symptoms. High Risk HPV generally will show no symptoms. Its the Low Risk HPV that causes warts etc.. The only thing is, you are at higher risk for cervical dysplasia. Which, if you get a yearly pap (or even 6 month paps) you are all good! Dysplasia is something that can easily be fixed when caught early. Your boyfriend... has he been sexually active with you? It would be a good thing for him to be tested. If he is NOT HPV positive, he can get a vaccine. And yes, the HPV virus can clear up on its own. Like I said, many people have or HAVE had HPV at one point or another, and most of them dont even know it. You will be just fine!! HPV is npt life threatning on its own. BUT, if you dont have check ups and pap smears regularly, it can (YEARS LATER) turn into CIN III dysplasia, and lead to cervical cancer. (which can also be fixed if caught early). PLEASE don't worry yourself. My aunt works with an obgyn, and I just went through all this myself. Good luck!
Last edited by flutterby1982; 06-15-2012 at 09:50 AM.