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Will I just get HPV back again?

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Will I just get HPV back again?


I had a lletz about 2 months ago. I found it to be pretty awful, not just the precedure itself but the poor information given afterwards and my husbands lack of support and insensitivity.

Now everything has healed I'm terrified of having sex in case I just keep getting reinfected. I'm so terrified about having to have more treatment, apparently advice is just keep going as normal but if my husband gives it me back, that's nuts! I don't want to put myself through this again and again. I'm even considering calling it quits on the marriage.

Intimacy is so important to a relationship, if I can't get it back then he may look for it elsewhere and obviously that means I could be exposed to more HPV, but if I carry on regardless (and I do want to) that I'll just get reinfected. I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place! What do I do? This whole HPV thing makes me feel disgusting and it's having a serious impact on how I feel about myself and my relationship

Thanks in advance



I don’t know a massive amount about HPV, unfortunately I’m one of the unlucky women who have never had HPV but did get cervical cancer.

I do not know a massive amount about HPV but Jo’s trust have some great information about it.

What I do know is that HPV is an extremely common virus and (I think) about 90% of people will be infected by it. Most people clear the virus within 2 years. 

As for your husband reinfecting you,this may happen but likewise he may have also cleared it from his system. He may not have HPV? I don’t think a massive amount is known. 

It’s totally understandable that you feel how you do. The worry is normal. But try not to end your marriage over this, you can move through you may need time to process everything. Maybe contact a counsellor or make an appointment with your GP to discuss HPV and get more information.


11th March 2019- 1st ever abnormal smear. (Never missed a smear)

1st May 2019 - Colposcopy with LLETZ

9th May 2019 - diagnosis ?1B Villoglandular adenocarcinoma and high grade CGIN;

22nd and 23rd May 2019 - MRI/CT

29th May - MDT meeting. MRI/CT clear. Amount of tumour 1A stage.

13th June 2nd LLETZ with top hat procedure 

3rd July Confirmed staging 1A1, clear margins on 2nd LLETZ. Scheduled for laparoscopic hysterectomy, keeping ovaries.

29/8/19 Total Laproscopic hysterectomy with ovarian conservation.

26/9/19 pathology confirms NED:-)

18/3/20 1st follow up including vault smear 

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