I am 5 months pregnant and should i be worried about HPV for the rest of my life concerning relationships?

by Rachel on May 13, 2011

I am 5 months pregnant and from my last pap smear was told that i have genital warts caused by HPV(the human papilloma virus) i know when you’re pregnant it tends to grow and get larger. My doctor probably wont allow me to do the sugery to remove them while i am pregnant and now i am being told that i will have to get a C-section so that my baby wont get it in the throat. Me and the baby’s father are no longer together he no longer cares about me or the fact that i am pregnant for him and when i started to tell him about the STD that HE GAVE TO ME! he didnt even care to hear the rest of it. I will have the C-sections so that my baby wont get harmed and i will be strong but will i ever get married? I mean wouldnt i have to tell who ever i have a serious relationship with that i have HPV? Come on, who would want to be with me when i tell them that. One doctor said i’ll have it for life i cried for days but then i read up on it and discovered that in 90% of those cases, persons with healthy a immune system their body usually clears the Virus over 2 years or so. I so want to get married but wont this play a huge factor on whether or not i do? I am sooo depressed….

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L A May 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Yes, you will have the virus forever. That doesn’t mean that you will have breakouts forever though. There are oral medications that you can take to prevent breakouts. You can still pass HPV to your partner even if you don’t have the symptoms. A LOT of people have HPV. It’s easily spreadable b/c a lot of people don’t show symptoms. Last I read it was like 1 in 4 or 5 sexually active people have it. Your partner will need to know in order to use the proper precautions from getting it.

Kelsey May 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm

having an STD that you can’t give rid of has a dramatic impact on your relationships with others. It makes you self conscious, and nervous to get close to other people because eventually you have to tell them, “hey, I have this”. It may turn some people away. Others may be accepting of it. However, once you meet a man, be open and honest about it up front. Say “hey, this is what happened, it wasn’t my fault” and that person will either decide to be with you or to not be with you. On the plus side (for you anyways) 1 in 5 people have HPV. That’s the highest rate of any STD. There are over 40 different strains. Some of them resolve on their own, and others, like the kind that cause genital warts, you will have forever. There’s a good chance that you will meet someone who will have HPV, and then it won’t matter. Make sure you get your yearly pap smears. Every woman should get one annually, but you should be very strict about it if you have HPV because it can turn in to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is treatable when diagnosed early, so it’s important that you are examined regularly.

Beetle in a Box May 13, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I have no idea why everyone always thinks HPV infection lasts for life. Herpes does, HPV does not. Yes, odds are you will no longer have HPV in a few months to two years from now. If you have strains that cause warts, the warts will shrink and go away when your body fights them off. If you have any of the high-risk strains, these do not usually cause easily visible lesions, but your doctor can do an annual Pap smear to check for abnormal cells. I guess you’re going to have the lesions removed, if you do this and your next Pap smear comes back clean you can be fairly certain that that virus is gone as well.

If you have no visible warts and have normal Pap smears there is no reason to think you still have HPV. Some people say that HPV goes dormant and comes back, but from studies it appears that these later recurrences are actually new infections. Since HPV is extremely common a person can become infected with new strains multiple times. This is one reason to continue getting regular Pap smears.

Im a pisces?How can i help u? May 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

if u want to chat please hit me up im here for u. I just tested positive for herpes type 2. So yes i will have this for life to. I tested postive this last past friday. So i feel u. IF u need to chat please hit me up. Message me or email me.

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