I was recently diagnosed with low-risk HPV, genital warts. It was a small lump that I noticed a couple months ago but didn't present any problems so I waited a while to see someone about it.
I told my boyfriend of nine months and he isn't taking it very well. I'm pretty sure that he is not the person who gave me this.
He says he's not sure what to do and that he is having a hard time dealing with it, it seems like he's freaked out of his mind, actually. He says he needs to go see a doctor and learn about the virus from a professional source since apparently everything I know about it isn't valid because I got it off the internet. He is questioning whether or not he wants to be with me.
I'm not sure how to deal with his reaction. I certainly understand why he is freaked out, but at the same time it is so unfair. I am still the same person and a benign skin growth has suddenly made me completely undesirable.
I feel like the fact that he is questioning this so much, or being so freaked out, stems from him questioning the relationship at a deeper level. Like, maybe he doesn't really love me, I thought that when I told him he wouldn't think twice about wanting to be with me because he would know with all his heart that he loved me. I feel like a walking wart.
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