Tuesday, 5 August 2008

RE: Anon comment...

Hi again,

My doc has told me not to go rushing home accusing my hubby of being unfaithful from the hpv result as it is something that could have been sitting dormant in me for years- or I may have had it in my last smear test but she could have swabbed a different spot.

I have NO concerns about my husband!

HPV can also be transmitted from any skin contact. I have had wart viruses (hands, knees, feet) before and doc says there are studies being conducted at the moment about whether those viruses can transfer to STD type viruses...

Please, don't go anon- I am not worried about comments or peoples opinions.

Just for the record... I have only had one sexual partner and so has John... go figure?!

7 of you love me enough to comment...:

Anonymous said...

Oh Ash, my comment has obviously come out all wrong! I meant that if it could happen to YOU, who obviously has a very faithful relationship and has never had any other sexual partners, then even though I have taken the precautions and been screened (and so has he), it doesn't necessarily mean that I still don't have something, or could get something.

I know you & your hubby are completely faithful to each other, I'm sorry that it didn't read that way :(

Yummy Mummy said...

Glad that all is ok ash...

Miss Beck said...

You've explained it all well Ash. Thanks.

Diana said...
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Diana said...

Hey, i just wanted to add that at present there is no test that can detect it in males. unless they have the HPV wart variety(ie warts are visible)... so anonymous even though youve been tested for std's it si impossible for you or your partner to ahve been tested for your HPV status. here is a web site that explains it
Currently, there is no test designed or approved to find HPV in men. The only approved HPV test on the market is for women, for use as part of cervical cancer screening. There is no general test for men or women to check one’s overall “HPV status.” But HPV usually goes away on its own, without causing health problems. So an HPV infection that is found today will most likely not be there a year or two from now.

(http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv-and-men.htm)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that Diana. When I said "We've both been screened" I meant we went to the Dr & asked to get tested for all STD's. I had blood tests and swabs as did my partner.

I guess I'll never know 100% if my past has meant I have an STD and neither will my partner. It's kinda scary really that you could be with someone for so long & then something like this could rear its ugly head.

Nicky said...

Good on you for being so great about all of this - I would accuse absolutely everyone, even strangers on the street LOL! But good on you for being so strong!
And YAY to your fun runs! You really do make them seem FUN! :)

Nicky