How to deal with an HPV scare
March 20, 2006 2:46 PM Subscribe
So my girlfriend got the dreaded phone call last night...
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (24 answers total)
Last night my girlfriend of a month received THE call from an ex. He told her that he has just had an HPV1 outbreak and a woman that he has been with since my girlfriend has had one as well. She told me about it the moment she found out, last night, at 5am.
We have both agreed that the best course of action is for her to see a doctor to get checked out ASAP. I'm generally cautious about reading medical information off of the internet but I found a previous askme that relied on the assumption that there was no test for men. I've been tested fairly recently and haven't been very sexually active, so I will wait and see for her results.
We basically just spent the weekend having (safe) sex and connecting, so I would consider myself exposed. If she gets tested today, she won't know for about 10 days. What do we do until then?
I want to be able to communicate to my girlfriend that I still want to be with her, because one of the things she told me was "Nobody will want to be with me anymore". I feel like I can be realistic enough about the city (Montreal) and demographic (Hipster) we live in to not sweat it.
Do I basically just say "love is a battlefield", and that I still want to be with her?