I just found this site and am a little uncomfortable sharing

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I just found this site and am a little uncomfortable sharing but I don't feel ready to talk to friends or family. I had my first pap smear in july and my results came back ascus and no hpv. i just received a message from my doctor yesterday saying he read my labs wrong and that i tested positive for low risk hpv. i do not know what strain and I am not sure how long I've had it. I have only been sexually active for about 3.5 years. I am currently in a relationship with someone i love dearly for almost a year. we have not used protection through our entire relationship. i've been doing a lot of research and i know it is something that can go away on its on over time. But once i started reading about genital warts i had a need to get a mirror and look and i noticed a few around the opening of my vagina. I have not been seen by a doctor but i am 99% sure that's what it is. and since i have a partner i am not quite sure how to handle it. I know i should tell him but it makes me very scared that he won't be supportive. It makes me want to not see a doctor and seek treatment. I feel bad if i gave it to him without knowing I've had multiple pelvic exams and no doctor has ever noticed anything. this is a very weird feeling for me as I have problems with anxiety and depression and am a minor hypochondriac. Is it possible he could of given it to me even if hes never had warts? i just don't know how to process and accept it.

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Sep 13

It is possible he could have given it to you even without warts, yes. Honestly low-risk HPV isn't a big deal, its everywhere. I would say you don't need to tell your boyfriend because he likely has already been exposed to it whether it be from you or somebody else. Low-risk HPV is harmless but can be annoying so have your warts treated and it'll go away with time.

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