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    i have found out that i have a virus on my cervix in which is hpv. i am going back this month so my dr can do a biopsy. she said that it is starting to get active. i am nervous about this. hopefully they will catch it before turns into cancer. i am concerned though cause i am 32yrs old and i would like to have kids. i am nervouse that if everything is clear if it would come back if i am pregnate. i do not know much about being able to be pregnate and having hpv. does any one have any advice? i feel that i am getting older and know have come down with this and this prolongs everything, i am scarred that if i do get pregnate than this will cause complications. also i know that you can get hpv from sexual contact. if my husband has the hpv and he ejaculates in me so we can have kids is he going to keep giving me hpv? any advice?

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    I am also 23 and was just diagnosed with HPV. I am also due to have a biopsy, this is my second one since last december. Last year after the first biopsy, they told me I was at "high-risk" for hpv, which means I had to continue to get paps every 3 months just to keep an eye on it. Now after all my follow-up paps, I need to have another biopsy because they have found HPV. I have had all my Gardasil shots, but they only protect against the 4 most deadly, aggressive strains, there are about 100 strains. I probably have one of the other 90 somethings. Believe me when I found this out, I freaked out and was very upset about it. But, I spoke to a nurse friend of mine and she did some research at her hospital and found out that in the worst case senario, they find pre-cancerous cells, but they can be removed. While this is scary, the fact that I keep up on my pap smears is a good thing! But, let me tell you, cancer in the cervix takes years to grow and also, if you become infected with HPV, it can also lay dormant, meaning it's there but not active, and may not show up on paps for years. That's why is it best to stay on top of paps. I did some research on the internet and found out that if you are in a monogomous relationship, you and your partner will not keep "ping-ponging" HPV back and forth because your body develops not an immunity, but a type of resistance to the strain. I don't know detail for detail, but try this website for info, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP). Also try web md, I was able to find info on both sites. I am going for my second biopsy next week and we'll see what happens. Hope this helps. Good Luck and remember there are a lot of us in the same boat.
    Last edited by PUMPKIN4; 11-06-2007, 09:22 AM.

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