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I Have HPV

I just found out today that I have HPV. My doc put on some of this acid type of stuff and it burned like hell. I also got prescribed to Aldara for the next 6-8 weeks. I hope it works. I dont have insurance and it cost me $228! I feel horrible because I think I might have passed it on to my boyfriend. He hasn't broke out yet but we were sleeping together before I broke out.
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That really stinks about the $$, but I'm so glad that you've gotten your answers!!  Good luck to you!
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I know the money aspect sucks, but at least you now know what was going on (sometimes piece of mind can be priceless) and you were able to catch it before it turned into something worse.

Have a chat with your boyfriend, refer him to either your doctor or have him see his. If he has it, they can treat it and you guys can move on ; )

Haooy you found your answer, sorry it cost so much!

Andi
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HPV is very contagious. You dont even have to have sex to trasmit. You could lay neked with someone and get it.
It sucks that you have it, but atleast you know. Some people go years without being tested. It can be scary.
Do you know how you're going to tell your boyfriend? Or if you are?
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For her sake I hope there isn't an "if" she is going to tell but when. You have an obligation to tell your partner if you have something like that, part of being an adult and having an adult relationship.


Andi
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Yes it should be an obligation, but alot of people chicken out....
You're up late Andi, :-) Me too...
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Over 80% of sexually active people carry HPV, whether they know it (and have visible warts) or not. Your boyfriend could've given it to you. And if he didn't, he could've had another strain of it before he even met you. The good news is, aside from a slightly elevated risk level for cervical cancer, it causes no harm.
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I have a friend that has HPV and has only had three sexual partners, worse yet she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  She is working on one year cancer free.  She and her husband are going to try to get pregnant in March, barring her pap comes back ok again.  I did not realize there was treatment for HPV and I am sure does not know either.
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I was dx with cervical cancer after the birth of my first (my only unprotected sexual encounter besides my husband was a sexual assault) I underwent the LEEP/CONE surgery in early 2002, just a few months PP. Have had no problems since. My only issue may have come from the scar tissue during delivery with my youngest. I hung out barely dilating for hours, then boom I hit three, then four, then five, etc within a few minutes. Almost like that tissue broke loose and it was time to get the show on the road.

There certainly is life after cervical cancer, early detection is the best defence.

Good luck to the original poster and good luck to the friend TTC.

Andi
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Thanks everyone for your support. Luckily for me my partner knew everything that was going on. First we were scared it was herpes then I said about HPV, and he agreed taht he thought it was. He has been here for me. I just still feel bad that I gave it to him. We have been together before I broke out. He hasn't broke out yet, but he knows what to expect. My doc said that the strain I have I shouldn't worry about cervical cancer and just do my normal yearly pap. She gave me this treatment that burned yesterday and today it hurt a little and is now itching like crazy and they are all white. Next week I start my aldara treatment. 3 days a week for the next 4. It was only enough for 12 days. I hope it works with not having any insurance. But if it don't then I will do the laser treatment. I'm gonna try to quit smoking since that also makes my immune system weaker. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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Like someone else mentioned, it could have gone either way, he could have had it and not known and passed it to you or vice versa. No one should harbor any guilt or anger and it is refreshing to see a couple handling the situation so well.

I hope it all clears up for you without any troubles.

Andi
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Regarding HPV, I was diagnosed a couple of years ago, and had to have a LEEP done which is scary and can be painful.  I was able to find a website though that has helped TREMENDOUSLY with preventing any more problems with HPV.  

I highly recommend it to everyone who has HPV.

http://www.health-science-report.com/

Post a note to me if you have any questions, maybe I can help.

Karen
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hi everyone, I have read everything posted and it filled me in on a few things. I too have HPV, scared and nervous and still not really sure what to expect. Last week my boyfriend and I ended our relationship. it was a mutual thing, and i was so happy and relieved our unhappy, uncommunicative and unpassionate relationship was over, it was like i didn't even have a boyfriend. Even though the past couple months of our relationship were really rough i still loved him, just hard core drifting apart. So yesterday i recieved a call from my Gyno, stating that my culture came back negative and that i have HPV and i am high risk. WHAT?!?!?! my body went numb from head to toe and the first thing i thought of was him. so i guess what i need help on is that if i didn't cheat on him during our relationship could i have had it from a previous realtionship , even though we have been together for a little over 2 years? Could he have had it from a previously relationship? how long can a person have HPV and show no signs of it? did he cheat on me? i can't bring myself to confront him yet, i need more answers and facts before i do that. anyone...help.

depressed in CT
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