About 9 months ago I had gotten a pap test and colposcopy done and was diagnosed with HPV. I did have some lesions and got them taken care of as soon as I could. The doctor said that there was some cell change but that it wasn't very much and that she wasn't too concerned so I just need to eat some greens (healthy diet) and I wouldn't need to come in for another test for about a year. Also around that time, I started dating someone new which is new for me because I had been single and waiting for someone for a long time. Of course nothing has really happened sexually with this new guy because I have been trying to hold off in hopes that it would go away because in some research I read that in most cases it will eventually go away. I also haven't "had the talk" with him about it either for that same reason and because (although I know I shouldn't be ashamed especially with the selective sexual history I've had) but I am scared of what he will think.
So, earlier this week I had scheduled to get a pap and hpv test today, (it was prime time because the new guy and I are going to have a romantic evening together this weekend) and had gotten called from the doctor's office right before I was about to head there because they said that I didn't need to come in until the 12 months was up. I explained that I was kind of wanting to know the status of it and she said well, I'll always have it even if it seems that it has cleared up. Yet I have talked to CDC and was told that it could clear up. I have researched only to come across conflicting answers. It upset me that they cancelled my appointment because I was hoping to find out the status of HPV in my body, partially to know how it all was coming along but also partially so that I could determine if I really need to say something to this new guy? I won't have sex with him without telling him first because that's just not fair and I couldn't do that. But I know that I probably can't go a whole lot longer without explaining why I've been making us wait. What am I supposed to believe about a status of the HPV and does anyone have any suggestions (if I need to) about how to tell this new guy? I am the type that has a hard time telling people things that I think they aren't going to be happy about so the thought of talking to him about it already makes my eyes almost start to water. Please help, and thank you so much in advance!!
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