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I Have Hpv

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    Terrifed

    Hello I am 23 will be 24 in September. I recently had my birth control Mirena removed about 2 weeks ago and today at work I found out that my Pap s. Showed low squamous cells and I needed to be checked for HPV. After not knowing what to say other then scheduling this right away I...
    Fightitbeatit Fightitbeatit 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    HPV...ugh

    I was 19years old when I was diagnosed with this. I had managed to finally find a gynecologist who was gentle kind and understanding. My first gyno wasn't. She manhandled me and afterwards walked into the waiting room to announce to my mother I was still a virgin...
    Kiritsubo Kiritsubo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    1 Leep and 2 Colps Later...

    I was diagnosed with HPV about a year and a half ago. It was a total shock because I had been in a monogamous relationship for close to 4 years prior and had been tested every year with no problems. However, I had also been experiencing pain and slight bleeding during sex...
    emers1214 emers1214 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Lets get REAL- First I'd like to start off by

    saying Happy New Years!- Unless; Your me, then the New Year is anything but happy. But Hey! Like they say, you can let your experiences define you, destroy you or strengthen you... Four days ago I found out that I have HPV. You can only imagine my shock at the news. I have...
    jess2121 jess2121 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Ignorance Is Bliss... Or So I Thought

    To all: I'd like to say thank you for this web site. I was diagnosed with HPV a week ago, and felt like my life was over. Today, I found this website, and have read the stories of others, and feel like there is hope after all. When I was first told that I have HPV, I was in...
    shorthairgirl shorthairgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Current Battle

    Back in Jan I was diagnosed with HPV and mild cervical cancer. There isn't a day goes by that I don't think about it. At the last check-up in August I was told I was clear but I'm still worried. I go back in Jan for yet another time. There is still a chance it...
    truthliesbelow truthliesbelow 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    I Finally Just Don't Care What Anyone Thinks Of Me For Having This Label.

    Just because someone has an STD doesn't make them nasty.. or dirty.. or disgusting... or LESS HUMAN... It took me actually getting one to realize that. :-/ I have a very low risk string of HPV, I don't even get the warts that almost every string has. And It's not cancerous...
    AdriftDreamer AdriftDreamer 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 9, 2013

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    38 Years Old And Finding Out I Have HPV

    A lot has been going through my mind today since my doctors office called to inform me of news that ruined my whole day at work. HPV I was almost in tears. I had so many questions I wanted to ask but couldn't being I was at work. Still wondering why they now discovered after all...
    Shantel2000 Shantel2000 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    High risk.

    Last year I found out I have high risk HPV. When I probed deeper I found out that my husband had it, and his girlfriend from his last relationship had it, she informed me that she had cancerous cells removed about a year before that, soon before they broke up. ...
    nicopico nicopico 22-25, F May 9, 2008

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    I Have Hpv and Found Out In Feb,dealing With It Has Been Rough

    Hello,I was dating a mixed guy int he military and thought i'd get checked for our sake,even tho we was using protection,i felt comfortable getting checked,i was reading on hpv and said i thank god i dont have that,well my pap was done,i waited weeks and thought i was ok,i got my...
    MeemsMimi MeemsMimi 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    New To This Nightmare

    Hey all, So last week I got diagnosed with warts. To say I was surprised is an understatement. I have never been one to be promiscuous and in the last 5 years have slept with two people both long term partners one which ended in April. Before that there was one mistake about 7...
    Newbie86 Newbie86 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Curing Hpv

    just wanted to share that there are natural ways to cure hpv. 6 months ago my pap was high grade, i've had bad paps for the past 2 years. i decided to take control into my own hands and not go through any more medical procedures like colposcopy or leep. i ate really healthy...
    loolooo loolooo 26-30 5 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Found Out I Have HPV Today :'(

    Hello everyone..I'm new here. I found out I have hpv today and I was shocked I feel like I was told I hav HIV or something. Idk what to do. I told my mom I was going to the doctor because I thought I had hemroid so dk how to tell her that I have hpv. I have a child so I'm...
    LeahT LeahT 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Hpv (Update)

    So I went to the doctor today for my followup appointment after I'd found out I'd been diagnosed with HPV. It was a very scary few days before I just accepted it for what it is, but still staying on top of it so it won't effect my health. The doctor did a colposcopy, and did not...
    uuttssii uuttssii 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    Sure do I was a wild child

    when I was 19 and 20. I was uncommitted. I slept with five people. I was quite safe and didn't have very much unprotected sex. I was tested 6 months after the spree was over and I had HPV. I DO NOT have the type that where you develop warts . I have type 16 or 18 of HPV. I am...
    musiclover2014x musiclover2014x 22-25, F Mar 30

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    They found Precancerous Cells on my Cervix- I'm

    only 21 years old and I kind of feel like my life is over. The doctor said I had mild dysplasia and that she was going to monitor it and see if it becomes worse. Its amazing; I lost my mother to cancer less than a year ago and here I am hearing I have precancerous cells in my...
    jess2121 jess2121 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Never Thought It Would Be Me

    I was in a relationship for 4 years and one day I found a bump then it turned to wart then many warts. I never cheated can count how many men I've. Had unprotected sex with. I went to the doc he told me what I had I told my boyfriend and he didn't care. All he said he doesn't...
    Urangel876 Urangel876 26-30 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    A Young Story

    I think the moment was hardness for me is when I realized, I was only 18 with an STD that can not be cured. I tried thinking back to all the "sex talks" my school held. I kept on hearing the word "abstinence " and thinking, no one else is doing it, why me to? I had first sex...
    mckman mckman 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I just found out today I have hpv.

    I'm 16 and have only had sex with two people. my current boyfriend and sex partner does not know about my first sex partner so I don't know how to ever tell him I have an std. if I told him he'd know I've had sex before him or he'd think it's from him which I doubt because with...
    cristiina123 cristiina123 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I just went to the doctor a few days ago

    and my fears were verified. I have HPV, the genital warts strain. I am only 18 and have had 2 sexual partners both in committed relationships. I am so scared. I feel dirty and like a complete low life. How can I have this happen when I so young and was so careful? It makes me...
    Lalala124 Lalala124 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    35 Yr And Letn This HPV Get The Best Of Me Mentaly

    I went to get a regular routine pap and decided I wanted to get the Para Gard inserted so I was told to come back in a week so when I returnd for the insertion I asked the doc so how was my Pap she was like well it seems like HPV showed up positive but its just looks like a mild...
    tkye35 tkye35 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    HPV and Cervical Cancer

    I really hate having HPV, because I feel like I cannot ever be with anyone sexually other than my boyfriend (who I have infected).  I dont want to be with anyone else, but it feels weird knowing that I am going to be like this for a while.  My boyfriend was with me and...
    eroticdancer eroticdancer 26-30, F 20 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    A Decade

    So I've had HPV (genital warts strain) since I was 19, and I'm now 30. It's been hard... I've dated a few guys who have liked me enough to still want to date me, but it is always hard to tell someone you like that you have it. I got it through just fooling around, I was still a...
    Stellar2211 Stellar2211 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    Still Scarred

      UPDATE !!!! 2011 nervously awaitiing 4 months for another pap seems my previous one didnt have enough cells to test it acurately :( it was done a year instead of 6months after the last so im very nervous  Im hopeing it has gone away we will see *:( 2010 UPDATE...
    carrotjuice carrotjuice 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Pregnant And Just Diagnosed With HPV

    I am 17 weeks pregnant and I went for a check up yesterday to find out that I have HPV. I have heard of this STD.. But I didn't pay much attention to it. The doctor said she seen two warts. I have never noticed the warts or never in my life though I would be diagnosed with this...
    MommyT12 MommyT12 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    Still Numb But Looking For Help!

    After 26 years of marriage, my wife informed me she was leaving and needed me to know that she had found someone who "better supported her lifestyle!" Little did I know that her newly found "lifestyle" meant being sexually involved with another partner.  Our divorce was...
    NaturalCure NaturalCure 46-50, M Feb 22, 2010

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    October 2005

    I was having some menstrual problems back in September of 2005.  As in I was bleeding for 30 days straight, with pretty severe cramps.  So . . . my boss recommended a Gyn. to see.  I went to him, he is amazing, and his bed side manner is wonderful.  I had...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    I had lost my virginity to my first boyfriend

    when I was 20. Shortly after I went to the OBGYN for the first time not only because I had become sexually active but also because I had horrible periods. I was put on birth control and sent on my merry way. Then I got the call that my pap had come back abnormal and that I had...
    Kathryn1615 Kathryn1615 22-25, F Feb 10

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    Hpv & Me

    I found out I had HPV about 4 & 1/2 years ago. It was devestating to me I thought I was going to die. They told me they didn't want to do surgury until I've had a child. I'm going to be 23 now in OCT. So after a year that I found out I got pregnant with my daughter. She's 3 years...
    kaybirchy kaybirchy 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    Mine is in remission!

    How did I Do it, I soaked everyday in clear bathwater, no showers! I got plenty of sleep, as deep sleep helps the body to repair itself. Next I started drinking a lot of OJ, and Apple Juice! I make sure I have 8-16 once a day. I also started drinking milk as well, ( I...
    feelinbetter feelinbetter 51-55, F Apr 1

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    Found Out While In Prison

    I am a man who thought of himself as clean. Now upon reflection during drug use and promiscuity. Now makes perfect sense. O wish I had not exposed my singular partner to this. But painfully have. I am lost. In need of support.
    n9ner n9ner 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    seems like i have had the warts forever.

    I believe just over a year tho. They seem to consume my life, I'm to embarrassed to be in a relationship anymore or even be sentimental with anyone. These stupid warts cause me severe itch and pain before, during, and after treatment. I have tried cyrotherapy, and Aldera...
    5218109serpant 5218109serpant 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi well I'm 18 years old.

    & this is my story... well ever since I became sexually active, @ age 14 or 15 my mom took my for my 1st. Pap smear. Every Pap was normal and everything was fine with me. Then just recently in January 2014 I went for my 3 rd pap. I wAs really nervous because the boyfriend...
    fugginemma fugginemma 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My Story: Hpv, Cervical Cancer, And Leep.

    Earlier this year I was scheduled for a (what i thought would be a routine) pap smear. First problem, I had not had a pap in about 5 years.  They had always been uncomfortable (almost painful) and pretty hard on my nerves (I don't like the feeling of being exposed like...
    jessicakes jessicakes 26-30 6 Responses Aug 14, 2010

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    I Took The Risk With HPV.

    I have been dating my boyfriend for about 3 years now and he is such an amazing guy that I love deeply. We are finally at the stage of moving forward in our relationship and ready to become engaged, married, and have kids. One of the first things that attracted me to him was how...
    Roxyrocks1321 Roxyrocks1321 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    Hpv/pre Cancerous...how Do I Deal With It?

    I found out about over 2 years ago that I had HPV....I have not had many partners and I am not sure as to which one I received it from. It is a high risk type and I have had pap smears done every 3 months then 6 months until my recent one which got to wait a year. That one was...
    pureology pureology 22-25 3 Responses Aug 8, 2011

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    HPV and Pre Cancer. Dealing With It. Giving Others Support.

    I found out I had HPV shorty after my daughter was born when I called to schedule my appointment for my IUD.  The nurse told me that I had HPV and I called my mom in tears.  They scheduled a coloscopy and I had a friend go with me.  I lost my insurance before the...
    nhough1013 nhough1013 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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    My Diagnosis Of Hpv

    I went in for my yearly pap and was diagnosed with HPV in December. I received the information by a phone call from the nurse, who was a little impatient with all the questions I had. I've since done numerous searches online to learn about it. I'm struggling with dealing with...
    ritf11 ritf11 26-30 3 Responses Feb 4, 2012

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    I just turned 18 the day

    after Christmas and I recently found out I contracted hpv from a sexual partner. I'm not really the type of person to hide such a thing, although I am ashamed of myself for having an std. I'm not even the type of person to mistreat women, so I can't help but feel like I don't...
    JDmokc95 JDmokc95 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I Can't Sleep

    I was recently diagnosed with HPV and just got my first colposcopy today. I can't seem to wrap my mind around it and I can't seem to sleep right now. I made a lot of poor decisions 18-21. Then turned my life around (even abstained from sex for two years after that). Met a man...
    Bonaheart Bonaheart 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Last week I received a phone call to come in to

    go over my pap results. Yesterday I went in, the doctor told me my results came back abnormal and that I have HPV, it'll never go away and that would need a colposcopy. I couldn't believe it. I was shocked! Because I'm sick I went to the family practice side and I spoke to that...
    purpleOne10 purpleOne10 18-21, F Feb 27

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    I Didn't Think It Could Happen To Me

    I'm newly 21 , I've had 3 sex partners over the course of 6 years . My first relationship , the guy was a constant cheater thank goodness I didn't catch anything , the second guy was a virgin and stayed true to me for 4 years , my current boyfriend we've been together for 4...
    AshhhMarisa AshhhMarisa 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I'm 21, My First Serious Boyfriend Gave Me Hpv.. Luckily I Don't Have Warts

    I waited until I truly cared and loved someone to have sex. I'm 21 now and have been sexually active for about a half a year and found out I have HPV yesterday. I still have only had sex with my ex. I don't have warts which is a relief. I have to get more tests to find out...
    ford08 ford08 18-21 6 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    I just found out I have HPV .

    I told my partner and he left me . He made me feel awful a out it . Now I'm alone with HPV and no1 to talk to . I'm too embarrassed to tell anyone . DISASTER!!!!!
    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    HVP Story And Self Solution To Outbreaks.

    I will make this very short and direct. I have gotten the Hpv virus in 2009. I suffered for long 3 miserable years of stress and Dr's visits. I spent money I did not have, being a young adult living with my parents. I tried many methods to get rid of the warts, but nothing...
    cashx cashx 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 30, 2013

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    I Hate The Wait And See Of Hpv

    So my back story is I got HPV genital warts in 2005 and and had my first abnormal pap smear LGSIL in the beginning of Jan 2006 and positive for HPV. My colpocopy in 2006 came back with just mild dysplasia. Then I was normal until 2007 with another abnormal pap LGSIL then...
    Zestyclean Zestyclean 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Why Me??

    when i was 18 i married my high school sweetheart we were married for 4 years when we got divorced things changed i had to hit the dating scene it was a nightmare and then i met the women who would change my life for ever things were great at first we started with having safe sex...
    rolando2300 rolando2300 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I am 28, I am from Ecuador,

    my Whole life I had 3 sexual partners, first hen I was 15, then i got married at 18, yeahh so young, (I was in loving, of course not an excuse. but heey ***** happens), anyway I was with my ex husband 6 years, we got divorce and after 2 of being single I have my current...
    Diana220 Diana220 26-30, F Jan 30

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    It Was Devastating And Overwhelming

    I was diagnosed with HPV when I was 16.  I've been fighting it ever since.  I have come to realize that I got it from one of the two guys that raped me during the summer of '07.  It was a hard thing to take in at first.  I went in for my first PAP and my first shot of...
    WickedAngel20500 WickedAngel20500 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I Got the Vaccine, Use Condoms, and Still Got Hpv

    My story started with a phone call from my doctor.  My pap came back slightly abnormal.  No signs of cancer, or pre-cancer, but they tested for HPV and turns out I have it.  My first thought was, how did this happen to me?  I've had the Gardasil...
    bkell bkell 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2009

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    Living With High Risk Hpv

    Hi, Last year I was diagnosed with high risk HPV.  This type of HPV can lead to cervical cancer if not treated or caught early. My pap smear came back abnormal and further lab tests indicated that i had abnormal cell changes in my cervice.  I had to have a...
    GinaRichards GinaRichards 26-30 27 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    You Think You Know Someone.

    I was 21 when I found out that I had hpv, the type that causes genital warts. I got it from my first serious boyfriend, the one I lost my virginity to...you think you know someone.  I felt dirty and dipressed so i stayed in the relationship for way longer than I should...
    bellamomma bellamomma 31-35, F 23 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    Straight Man (20 Year Old) ... My Story

    Probably a common story, but here it goes... first year of college I had PROTECTED sex with multiple partners and contracted HPV. I had 3 sexual partners, so I really don't know who exactly gave it to me. Yeah, I was upset when I found out, but I don't let things like that make...
    justin226 justin226 18-21 4 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    I went in for my post pregnancy pap

    and it came back abnormal. They assured me that this happens so I went in again three months later, baby in tow. Again it was abnormal. I ended up getting a biopsy (well 2 because the doctor didn't get enough in the first sample. I let an intern try.) that came back with severe...
    DothrakiKhaleesi DothrakiKhaleesi 22-25, F Feb 15

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    My HPV Story - Male 31

    Ok, so here goes, somewhere I can tell my story. I am 31 and gay and have only had one sexual partner. We have been together 12 years and I love him to bits. Two years ago my bf had a circumcision and the surgeon noticed some scarring on the underside of his foreskin, biopsy...
    Irishguy2013 Irishguy2013 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I've been diagnosed with HPV for 7-8 years now. Abnormal Pap smears. At first I felt disgusted and worried, but then I found out how common it really is. I had been with my...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 24

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    My best friend has HPV, I've known her since I was 14. She told me last night how scared she was that she's having another biopsy tomorrow. She had an irregular pap, a year after...
    StrayMouse StrayMouse 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago