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I've had 3 LETTZ treatments this year. I'm assuming my husband of 28 years also has the virus? Should we be using condoms to prevent re infection?
It depends on whether your husband contracted the virus and has managed to clear it, and whether your immune system managed to clear it, too. Unfortunately, there’s no screening for men at this present time. Condons are a good idea, but they’re not 100% effective, as the virus can live in areas that aren’t covered by condoms.
You may benefit from the Gardasil 9 vaccine, but because you‘re over the age of 26, you’ll have to find a doctor privately to have it. This has been recommended to me by a couple of doctors, one of whom is offering it to me. In the US, Gardasil 9 has been licensed by the FDA for up to the age of 45. Hopefully, it will come here soon, but as always, changes take time!
1996 PCOS & bicornuate uterus
1998 laparoscopic ovarian drilling
1999 IUI fertility treatment
2012-2014 3 positive smears at CIN1 with HR HPV, but 3 negative colposcopies
2015 1 negative smear, back to 3 yearly screening
May 2018 positive smear at CIN3
June 2018 LLETZ: inflammation at 6mm
Aug 2018 LLETZ: CIN3 without satisfactory clear deep margins at 12 mm
Oct 5th 2018 LAV Hysterectomy - HPV abnormal cells only
Nov 2018 1st Gardasil 9
Jan 2019 2nd vaccine dose
April 2019 Vault smear
May 2019 3rd vaccine dose
June 2019 No VAIN but HPV active
Personally, I'd visit a doctor for an advice
Of course you should use this every time before sex. Because this guy is already infected. There is a great to attack up as well.
Always best to speak to your doctor on medical questions . You will more than likely share the same strain of the virus now as is your long term partner, so it probably would be carry on as normal situation unless otherwise advised e. g. due to healing after colposcopy treatments like lletz.
Even if you have cleared the infection you still have it (so to speak) as it lays dormant in your system. xx
Smears between 19&25: Borderline, then mild, then moderate. CIN 2 confirmed by biopsy (2015). 'Watch and wait'
2016: 12 weeks post partum smear - normal.
2018: Fast-tracked to colposcopy as 'cervix didn't look right' during smear. Colposcopy noted abnormal cells, no biopsy. Smear sample label not filled out and so couldn't be processed.
Jan 2019: Smear - High grade dyskaryosis (Moderate)
Feb 2019: Colposcopy - Large ectropion, CIN 2-3 observed. LLETZ performed. All CIN successfully removed.
Moving forward from a cancer dignosis