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The stigma of HPV

By March 6, 2012 - 12:54pm

I notice that there is a huge sense of shame and disgrace attached to HPV and (all STI's) for that matter, but why? I have to admitt, I even do it to myself. I feel so ashamed some days. Why is there so much shame when it comes to HPV? SO Ladies... let's get it out in the open. Let's talk about it! How does living with HPV make you feel?

By May 17, 2012 - 7:55pm

I am ashamed because its disgusting and it makes me feel dirty.It reminds me of the names people called me and the memories of them violating me. I am ashamed because deep inside I know I deserve it. I hurt so many people in my life and I am selfish because I didnt care about anyone else but myself.Knowing there wont be a cure kills me inside and seeing the evidence makes me think about suicide.It makes me feel unattractive and worthless because It feels like I'm alone and nobody understand and everyone will walk away from my life because I'm contaminated with a disgusting disease.It scares me to know It's almost impossible to have sex again.And it scares me that there is a possibility I contaminated the only person who can put a smile on my face.It makes me angry and sad to know how slim the chances for me and my girlfriend to have a child are so slim.It makes me angry because I feel like I coulda been smarter,coulda been happier,coulda done something different and now it too late.

May 17, 2012 - 7:55pm
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By Anonymous March 9, 2012 - 8:23am

Hi heart-girl,

Thanks for sharing this information.  Am sure many women will be able to share their stories and find support here.

Here's a link that might be helpful to many




March 9, 2012 - 8:23am

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