The web has very scattered information on HPV and I have found difficulty in finding clear answers to my many questions.
My girlfriend was told she has HPV. Unfortunately she has been given a limited amount of information from the gyno and in her emotional state of mind did not ask enough questions.
After confirming that she had HPV, the gyno performed some sort of scraping technique to get rid of some of the cells. At least this is how my girlfriend described it. Shouldn't the gyno know whether the cells were the type that cause cervical cancer? I do not believe this information was provided. Also, can the type of HPV she has turn into the strand that does cause cervical cancer? What kind of risks are associated with having an increased level of this HPV virus over an extended period of time?
Now we are waiting, her next visit to the gyno is in January. The idea was to take out as much of the cells as possible, let her immune system fight it, and come back 4 months later (aka January) and hopefully the virus is suppressed to a level that the gyno can begin giving her the HPV vaccine.
I assume all this makes sense, although i admit both myself and my girlfriend have very limited information.
The gyno mentioned that we should use a condom. We did for awhile but naturally wearing a condom fell to the wayside. Is this going to make fighting the virus more difficult?
I have also been performing oral sex and wanted to know the kinds of risks i am taking on by doing that.
Thanks for the help in advanced. I did search for information both on Google and on this website and these questions are still unanswered. I understand the best thing to do is to call the gyno and ask her ourselves, but when it comes to an STD it seems so easy to procrastinate and i believe that is exactly what my girlfriend has been doing.
Posted: 29 Sep 23:33