I found out that I have HPV about a week or 2 ago. I'm 18 years old and really struggling with it. I know it's not my fault or anything, but just knowing that I'll have it for the rest of my life or until there's a vaccine or something is really hard to deal with. My mom and boyfriend are both very supportive of me, which REALLY helps. But after I found out, I've been a lot more emotional and easily frusterated and irratated, and I've been crying a lot more over little things, too. I don't know if it's because I'm just trying to deal with the fact that I have genital warts or what, but it's not easy.
I can empathize. But, from my research and from talking with a dr., I learned that it is indeed likely that after treated, HPV can leave the body within two years. I thought once a virus, always a virus, but not necessarily! If 80% of people have this, you'd be weird if you didn't right? ;)
man im going through the same thing , i have never cryed so much in my life, but kate is right the longer you go with out outbrakes the less likely it is to pass it on to someone, cheer up man, it does get better!!
7/28/2003 8:45:09 PM
SO sorry to hear. I've been recently diagnosed and although I haven't been crying I've just been completely depressed and feel like I'm in a bad dream taht I can't wake up from. Not a day goes by that I don't think about it a few times or more. I'm so much more sensitive now than I used to be and get depressed really easily. I hope things change for you and for myself.
9/14/2003 9:18:36 PM
I too have it and I have become paranoid about other diseases even though I know I do not have any of them. I have been depressed, crying, not wanting to go to college or anything just laying on the couch. ya'll make me feel better, to know that it happens to the best of us.
11/4/2003 2:52:53 AM
Im 18 and i just found out that i have this std, and im really depressed about it. I think about it everday and i dont feel good about my self. i feel as if im dirty and wont be able to enjoy life without thinking about it. Ive never heard of it leaving your body, does anybody have more info on that or maybe even info about how to prevent out breaks? i just dont want them to ever come back. =( thanks