ok... so I don't really talk about this with anyone else so that is why I keep on posting here (that's all part of my coping/processing phase, I guess). Most sites provide no useful information about the virus and I hear anything from it being a horror to really not a big deal at all. So, at night I research on the subject. Tonight I came across some really interesting stuff which is both recent in the field and pretty exciting. I mean, I didn't even know that there were such things as HPV conventions around the world (apparently people DO try to find cures and treatment options).
Anyway... apparently they began or maybe just finished a study on lubricants with Carrageenan that seem REALLY promising in the protection against HPV. I also think that it might help fight it as well but I might be making that up. Either way, it's pretty exciting
here are two links. one to the HPV convention in Germany (there was also one in Canada) and one about the product Carraguard and Bioguard
I know exactly how you feel, Nettersatlas..... I have days in which I feel fine about it and other in which I feel as though I'm just "dirty" even though I have no reason to think so. I'm going to see my gyno this week and even though she acts as though it's no biggie and her reassurance feels good for a whole 12 minutes I remember that this is something I'll have to deal with for a while. I think that it's the fact that it's contagious that bugs me the most about it.View Thread
Hey girl! I just got diagnosed this past Monday with HPV and it's been a roller-coaster of a ride... I was mostly upset about the fact that the ONE person I pretty much got tricked into having sex with after 23 years gave it to me. It feels as though it wouldn't be as difficult had my time with him been a good memory. It wasn't even worth it but I still got a parting gift from the little gem that he is. I'm thankful that I don't have the high-risk strand of HPV and that since I picked up on it quickly no warts got bad...
I've been reading a lot about it and seriously, everything posted online is terrifying! i'm terrified of ever spreading it to anyone I'm with and that sucks because I just feel "dirty".
My gyno was super optimistic about it all (too much, if you ask me) but she told me something that is very true.... with the way things are right now, chances are that prospective partners will most likely have dealt with some strand of HPV at some point in their lives already.
How soon did you start having sex again after being diagnosed?View Thread