And even more ironic...  

SlimGoodGuy 39M
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8/7/2006 9:52 am

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8/9/2006 1:12 pm

And even more ironic...


In light of my previous post about members here and unprotected sex, I just received an email from an online friend of mine who recently had a pap smear come back positive for HPV. Knowing that HPV is the most commonly transmitted STD leaves me less than shocked, however, I am trying to give her as much correct information as I can as well as be supportive for her at this point in time. She is married, but not in love with that man, so she strayed outside of her marriage and found herself a boyfriend who obviously had other plans. I won't preach to her because I'm not one to talk. I've made a pretty hefty bad decision with sex too.

She hasn't received the full report back, so I'm not sure if there were any signs of dysplasia, but I thought I'd at least mention it in light of my previous post.

Be careful out there folks. It doesn't matter who you are or where you come from. The second you become complacent or forgetful, something will catch you.

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rm_goddess1946 107F
13518 posts
8/7/2006 5:06 pm

Thank you for the thoughtful comment that you posted in my blog...
I appreciate your honesty and I appreciate your directing folks
my direction. You really offered some excellent points!

Per this subject of which you write...it is a serious one..no doubt.
As I understand it, HPV doesn't affect men...it can be the
very trigger for cervical cancer in women. As a matter of fact,
I work with someone who was diagnosed with cervical cancer just
two weeks ago after having TWO pap smears that came back
questionable. You are right on the money with everything that
you wrote, Slim...

My prayers to your friend...

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...
{=}


SlimGoodGuy 39M

8/7/2006 10:09 pm

Nope, HPV beats out HSV for most widespread sexually transmitted worldwide. From what I've read, more people in the US do have HSV (your 2x figure), but HPV transmission is more common worldwide. It's all in how you phrase it. That's according to the folks at the USMLE and the CDC. HPV has about 6.2 million new people each year. About 75 to 80 percent of sexually active individuals have some form of HPV. HPV also isn't on the list of reportable diseases.

Statistics = fun

That also means the right answer on the boards is currently HPV.

And as for men and HPV, it can cause genital and anal warts in addition to rare cancers.


CharlieOnTheMTA_ 48F

8/9/2006 12:12 pm

hi...i'm 37 and had HPV when i was 17, and it lead to cervical cancer...and ovarian was diagnosed a year later....back then, it wasn't even considered an STD, just and infection...amazing how times change...who knows what the future will bring....

i'm simply amazed at the stupidity of people who don't protect themselves. my partner and i have been on again / off again long distance for 4 out of 6 years and we live together...and have both been tested last month...clean...and we still wear condoms.

there are always new strains of disease being unraveled...


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