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Telling your partner about HPV16?

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PalmTree66
Telling your partner about HPV16?

Yearly Colposcopy is coming up... the check is to see how my HPV+ (type 16) CIN 1 has done in the past year... whether it has gone (this will be the end of the 2 year window of clearing itself) or developed further. 

my bf doesn’t know, I got so confused and scared over whether to tell him or not as he might already have it anyway from other previous sexual partners... and wouldn’t know? Something so annoying about that! We were both dealing with a lot last year so didn’t want to add another thing.

When I get the results of this test I will tell him, as it seems right to? Although I worry about how he might worry / in turn about me or then himself. 

now I’m thinking - what if it has cleared, and he’s infected from me / who knows if he was infected before me anyway... do I have a chance of getting it again from him? Is that even possible?

can men get a vaccine for it at all? 

Seems like such dizzy confusing spiral. Don’t know what to think anymore and trying desperately not to worry about it. 

Claddagh19

Hi just read your post.  Its a personal decision on disclosure. This is obviously something thats worrying you, which is completely normal. I would just say to him you went for your regular smear test and it showed up abnormalities  youve gone for further tests and thankfully your cervical cells have returned to normal  (depending on your colposcopy results) .  Your doctor said It does mean at somepoint you were exposed to a really common virus called hpv. 

 you can say most people have been exposed to a strain unless they have been vaccinated and in most cases the persons immune system clears it straight away in your case explain it took a bit longer . you more than likely share the strain now so i wouldnt bring undo stress in about getting vaccinated unless he brings it up.  You can say if hes questions youve not answered to ring jos trust helpline. Yes anyone can be vaccinated after age of 26 but you need to pay for privately. Sleep on it and talk about it with him when feeling calm

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