So the usual post I suppose... 24 years old going on 25, went for my first smear test a couple of weeks ago and just found out I have low grade changes and high risk HPV. Completely beside myself with worry just waiting to find out when my colposcopy test is and can't believe this is happening to me.
Anyway, I have a wonderful boyfriend who I've been with for 4 and a half (faithful) years now, and I'm just so worried about telling him. I'm worried that somewhere, deep-down, even if says it hasn't, his opinion of me will change. I keep thinking about what I would think if he told me had an STI, and I'm not sure how understanding I would be (I know that sounds awful).
I hope this post doesn't come across as too self-centred (reading it back it seems such a trivial worry compared to what other people are going through) it's just one of those things I'm worried about, and curious about too I suppose.
Has anyone else had to tell a boyfriend/partner? How the hell do you go about it? And from a medical point of view does that mean he has HPV too?
Thank you for any help, these forums have been so informative x