Every question I ever had about HPV (almost)

What is the likelihood it will give me cancer? What is the likelihood the virus will go dormant if I’m healthy? What is the likelihood it will come back? When might it come back? What can I do to ward it off? Is there medicine you can take once you have HPV? How did I … Continue reading Every question I ever had about HPV (almost)


Ma & pa & HPV

I told my mother that I had HPV minutes after I found out; she was the first call I made after hanging up with the doctor. I remember feeling like I was confessing a terrible mistake, and wondering what it was like for her to hear, “Mom, I have to tell you something.” I repeated … Continue reading Ma & pa & HPV

Why why why

There is an abundance of information about HPV accessible online, so why bother creating more?   The information available isn’t the information I was looking for when I was first diagnosed. I wanted to know how people had sex after they’d been diagnosed--the literal things they did and didn’t do. I wanted to know the … Continue reading Why why why