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    Old 12-27-2016, 03:13 AM   #1
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    So i started dating this girl and she has literally been the best thing and we have not been sexually active together. I decided i better get tested because i did not want to give her anything and be on the safe side. I had a bump and the doctor told me i had genital warts which is a type of hpv. Everything else came back negative. I dont know how to tell my girlfriend because im afraid that she will look at me differently or leave me. Its a huge discussion to have but im just afraid of the outcome. We've been dating for almost 2 months and i feel like were getting to the point of being sexually active. Its literally been on my mind since i found out and i cant just ignore it and not tell her she deserves to know since relationships are built on trust and being honest. I'm 22 and she is 20. Any advice would be great its really been dragging me down.

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    Old 01-03-2017, 06:36 AM   #2
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    I have been married for 13 years and with my husband for nearly 15. He just told me LAST NIGHT that he had genital warts when he was in college. He only did so because I told him I noticed some small bumps on my genital area. I was and still am devastated. We have 4 children. After some research, I found that HPV can not only be passed to children through child birth, but is also the leading cause of cervical cancer in women. It can lay dormant for years, even decades, before symptoms appear. Tell her. She can get vaccinated and you guys can take other precautions to ensure it doesn't pass on to her. She deserves to know. If her feelings are as strong as yours are, you'll work through it together. I would have done so if given the opportunity, but I was not. Now I'm stuck with it for the rest of my life, and our children may be as well.

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    Good on you for doing the right thing! It sounds like you guys have a really great thing going here and you even being tested shows how much you care for her. Just be honest and let her know If it were me, I would appreciate that you've gone to all that trouble to be tested and cleared but unfortunately there's a bump in the road that you can both get around.

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