That HPV thing happened to me when I was 20. I got an abnormal pap smear twice in a row and then a biopsy and then had cryosurgery. The weird part for me was that no doctor actually mentioned hpv to me. I just thought I was getting cancer. My mom was the one who dropped it in conversation one day, told me I had HPV, and I thought she was full of it because you would have thought that one of the doctors I was dealing with at the time would have mentioned HPV. Anyway, since then I just always assumed I had it but no one has ever diagnosed me as having HPV. The whole thing still seems off to me - it seems like something like that would be able to be tested for. Can you test for it? Why did no one ever test me?
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov