Not sure how much peace of mind I will bring but I certainly understand how you feel!
I had a borderline abnormal smear in April & same thing, HPV positive & had a colposcopy booked for last week. They were in no rush to see me and played the whole thing down, the colposcopy itself showed unexpected cells which they had to remove but it was a worse experience emotionally than physically? Currently waiting on biopsy results...
Im not an expert & I didn't ask as many questions that day as I should have but the dr did tell me that there are a lot of strains of HPV and they all have a different "job" if you like! There is no cure as far as I know, but it's a hugely common virus and somerthing your body tries to fight naturally (someone can correct me if I'm wrong!) and only a few of the strains common cause cancer.
Please don't worry at this point (easier said than done I know), you are not far off where I am & although I'm anxious to get my biopsy results, this forum has introduced me to ladies in the same boat as me & so much support!
Keep us informed!!