Ok, so When I was 17 I got my first pap. My. Dr. told me i had pre-cervical cancer do to having HPV he mad me come back for regular visits, like anywhere between 1-6 months or so for about a year. Then on my last appointment he told me that i was having normal paps and there was no more pre cancer. Does that mean that I dont have HPV anymore?
It means that you contracted at least one strain on the high risk HPV that causes cell changes. You didn't have cancer you only had pre cancerous cells which was cleared by your immune system. You will always have whatever strain/strains of HPV that caused this but you will prob never have another issue with it. Rarely people will have a reaccurance. If you do it might be that you have been exposed to a new strain rather than the old one causing issues. The good news is you have normal paps and if 3 to 6 months have passes after you last normal pap then you can assume the HPV you had is dormant.
That is really an unknown. What the specialist advise to me was, wait 3 to 6 months after the end of your symptoms, meaning they are no longer present. Then you may resume sexual activities without disclosure. For me I would feel that HPV is a part of my sexual history and that I would tell anyone I planned to be intimate with. I know for others they wouldn't concern themselves or deal with the issues that might cause. I think doctors feel that HPV is such a minor issue and because most people will get it that it is just a fact of life and that it is up to each person to be in charge of their own medical care. I just know I would have liked for the guy to have told me he had it, if he knew so there would have been even more care on my part to protect myself. If I were thinking to be in a relationship with someone and they told me they had a history of HPV, knowing all I do now about it I would take the risk. A short fling however is hardly worth acid treatments!
Well what about this. . . My pap has been normal since december 2009( about 15 months ago) and I started dating my boyfriend last June, and I had another pap last January and it was still normal, so I guess that means that I didnt give it to him? or can't I get the same strain twice? but anyways my hpv didn't cause any sypmtoms at all and he hasnt said anything about any type of symptom so I probably havent given it to him and if I have, since no symptoms have shown up yet then hes probably ok? I obviously didn't tell him, but I've been feeling guilty for not telling him even though my Dr. told me I didn't really have to tell anyone because usually if your partners dont get it from you, they either already have it, or will get it from someone else. and since I didn't tell him right away I feel like he would be mad if I told him now. Cuz I think he would feel like I was lying to him or something... the two of us are going on 9 months this month and we have plans to get engaged with in the next 6-12 months.
The type of HPV that gives abnormal PAP is high risk HPV, meaning, no warts. There are no tests for men to see if they caught it. So your boyfriend would not know. However, by now it seems your body cleared the high risk HPV. IMO, it does not seem likely your boyfriend will get it from you.
If you have an abnormal pap, which you may never. During the time you have the cell changes and then 3 to 6 months after they are normal agian you have a greater risk to others. This usually takes 1 to 2 years after you get HPV. The other factor is, some people get HPV and never show symptoms, so can they pass HPV to others, I would assume yes but the docs seem to say this isn't our concern. It concerns me.
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