I recently got a papsmere and came back positive for high risk hpv. Idk how to take this, I read and saw that it's a very common infection that anyone can get wether you have been with multiple people or only one person. I have so many questions. But I still have 2 weeks until my follow up appt. and I cant help but get nervous about it and scared. I am 22 and I have never gotten an abnormal pap until now. I feel a bit embarrassed to be honest. And I don't want to let this affect me emotionally or mentally . Any advice? Also my ex boyfriend and I are good friends and he still deeply cares about me and I guess he's noticed me a bit more quiet and serious than usual he did ask me if something was wrong which I said no he doesn't believe me but I'm not to sure if it's a good idea to tell him. I don't want him or anyone thinking low of me because of it also I have been abstaining from having any type of sexual contact with anyone and I'm planning on staying that way at least until I know it has cleared up I don't want to pass it on to anyone. But like I said above if you have any advice or tips please send them my way thank you so much.
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