Cervical cancer is caused by HPV, , a virus infection that is often sexually transmitted. Cervical cancer is more likely to cause great intimacy than other cancers. As a result, when you get HPV, you can get a lot of psychological stress when you’re facing your significant other, or when you’re ready to have an intimate relationship. Therefore, effective communication in both directions is one of the most effective ways to deal with stress.

Communicate with Your Partner

You should discuss all the topics related to HPV with your partner, because one of the best ways to deal with HPV is to get your partner to know about the virus.

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This helps you and your partner prevent and deal with HPV and cervical cancer. You can also look for trusted channels, such as physicians, to learn more about the problem. HPV infection simply means that you are exposed to the virus, and does not mean that you have done something wrong. Also, it does not mean you need to reflect on your personality or worth, so talking to your partner doesn’t mean you need to turn yourself in or apologise.

Share important information with each other

There is a lot of information about HPV, so you should share important information with your partner, such as:

Types of HPV

There are over 100 types of HPV, 30 of which are mainly related to anus, genitals, skin and sexually transmitted infections. Therefore, immunity to one of the HPV does not mean that you are exposed to other types of HPV.
Being infected with HPV does not mean that you are not loyal, even in a long relationship.
Not all high-risk HPV causes cervical cancer. For example, an immune response can often suppress the virus and prevent cancer from occurring. However, HPV can cause prolonged cell alterations that, if not treated, may eventually develop into cancer cells. In some cases, high-risk HPV is associated with anal, vaginal, penis or vulva cancer.

Companion HPV Detection

HPV infection is common from your current partner, so you and your partner can test for cervical cancer, such as papanicolaou test, HPV DNA typing, etc. However, these tests are limited and are not specifically designed for cervical cancer, so only abnormal cell changes can be detected.
Some hospitals use vinegar washing as a way to detect lesions of the uterine, but this is not an HPV specific test and can lead to misdiagnosis.

The more you know about HPV and cervical cancer, the more you can provide partner information. Support and frank communication in these difficult times is the secret to a long relationship and a happy marriage.

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