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Hpv positive - does this mean my partner has cheated?

15 Oct 2021 22:52

Hi all 

I tested positive for hpv and have abnormal cell changes 

in the last 7 years I've never had any smear problems 

Ive just had a colposcopy and biopsies done waiting for results 

but does this mean my partner has cheated as I've never tested positive before now 

please help 

Hpv positive - does this mean my partner has cheated?

16 Oct 2021 13:52 in response to kelly1981

Hello Kelly1981

I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling worried following a recent cervical screening result. I can see that Minska has already replied to you on another post but I wanted to just drop by and say HPV is not a sign that your partner has been unfaithful. Although most people clear HPV within 2 years, the virus can stay in your body for many years – even decades – without causing any problems. That means you may never know you had it. 

You may find it interesting to read about HPV on the Jo's Trust website. Hopefully, it will give you some reassurance. 

Best wishes,
Jenn
Cancer Chat moderator 

Hpv positive - does this mean my partner has cheated?

16 Oct 2021 14:16 in response to Moderator Jenn

So it means I've had it years then as it's never shown on a smear result before 

never had a problem with any and had regular for many years as I'm 40 this year 

im

so worried about my results 

thanks  

Hpv positive - does this mean my partner has cheated?

16 Oct 2021 14:32 in response to kelly1981

Hello Kelly1981

It's impossible to say when you may have caught the HPV virus. It can lay dormant for many years. It's clear from your posts that you're anxious about things. Can I suggest that you give our team of nurses a call on 0808 800 4040, Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. They will be more than happy to talk things through with you and try and answer your questions clearly and give you some reassurance. Alternatively, you can call the Jo's Trust helpline number which is in the link in my earlier response. 

Try not to worry. 

Best wishes, 
Jenn
Cancer Chat moderator