It is estimated that more than half the population of industrial nations are carriers of HPV. There are about 100 different strains of HPV and most of them seem to do nothing. There are four strains that are linked to cervical cancer. Although not all women who are infected develop cervical cancer and not all cervical cancer is caused by these four strains, the statistical relationship is very strong.
The chances are that with very few, but more than one, unprotected sex partners, we will each contract HPV. During our younger years, our own immune systems will defeat the HPV. By about thirty, we no longer fight it off. The result may be cervical cancer - many years later.
You switch topics from HPV to herpes. That is an entirely different topic. Herpes virus also come in various strains; some are simply cold sores and some are the genital herpes classified as a sexually transmitted disease.
While you are seeing your doctor, try to get this straightened out in your own mind. HPV is NOT herpes. It would be very rare to transmit HPV to a child through vaginal birth. Herpes is another issue.
Your confusion is causing you unnecessary concern. Get educated.
Posted: 29 Sep 01:43