I'm also not quite sure why HPV has suddenly been detected - all I can put it down too, is they have only just recently bought the HPV testing out. I think if they see any abnormality now, they carry out another test on HPV. I'm 26 & only had my first smear this year which came back as abnormal. Gutted as I have never had anything wrong with me & I've always been healthy, barely ever even have a cold! So its quite unlucky that I have the high risk strain HPV.
But on a higher note - the body can fight off the virus if you have a good strong immune system! That's why I bought extra vitamins to help boost my immune system. HPV can actually lie dormant in your body for a number of years before it decides to make an appearence! It can however, switch itself around & your body can get rid of the virus. Not quite sure as to why some people say it stays in the body forever. I can't see how that is true, as with any virus, we catch it, our body fights it off & were immune against it? Surely? Who knows!
I wish they had more answers in regards to HPV. There's a lot of unanswered questions & it leaves us worried, anxious & thinking about the dreaded C word.
So... I say, stay positive & stress free! Eat healthy, up your vitamin dosages & live a happy healthy life & hopefully the body will do the rest :)