I need some help with HPV information?

by Rachel on May 17, 2011

I need a little help with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) I have been recently diagnosed with it and I need to go for a biopsy, but I am so confused, is it only transmitted sexually?, I have never had any other infections, not alot of partners or anything that may cause HPV from what I have read. Is there any other way of getting it? I also have polycystic ovarian syndrome so I constantly have cysts on my ovaries that break. I feel so embarrassed to tell anyone I have this because it seems to be labeled as an STD, but I just don’t see how. Please help. Thanks

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Ava May 17, 2011 at 7:58 am

people label pcos as a std? thats crazy. i have it too tho.. it does suck!

Mum of1 May 17, 2011 at 8:33 am

u need to go for biopsy is becos ur HPV is high risk and related to cervical cancer and u may have abnormal cells to be treated.

here is link that will explain it all to u, better then i would:

http://www.cdc.gov/STD/HPV/STDFact-HPV.htm

not worry many woman have this, i have it and for last 2yrs im on going for biopsy’s and smear tests due to my HPV, i was giving prescription for injection to prevent it but been 600 i just cant afford this right now.
biopsy will be simple too, u lie down on table and where i get mine done there are female nurses there to hold ur hands and talk to u about every day things., while doctor uses the instrument to open u up, will place blue dye to show the changes and take piece of the area infected, then its all over with within 5mins, nothing to worry about. good luck!

Cissy M May 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

Fifty to eighty percent of single, sexually active people have HPV. Still, don’t tell anyone about it. You can get HPV from one single interaction with a person. Ninety percent of the time, HPV goes into remission. However, occasionally HPV can lead to certain cancers, so this is why a biopsy might be done.

Tina May 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

It can be transmitted by other means, but it is most common to be transmitted sexually.
Don’t be embarrassed. Everyone has sex and the HPV is more common than you think. Many women are treated all the time. Its a virus many people live with without even knowing it. They believe 1 in 2 women will have had HPV by the age of 80.
Having just been treated for a CIN2, I don’t believe there is really to much to be worried about. Regular checks will keep me healthy.
If people want to judge you because of HPV or any STI for that matter, it just shows how uneducated they really are :)

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