Welcome Confused! (Gonna call you CB...typing enough on this forum makes me lazy =P ) We'll do what we can to help you through whatever you're going through.
And I'm glad to see you're feeling better Jimmy
I still can understand your anxiety with HIV; especially since you're having to wait with your test in order to obtain the highest accuracy. Everyone here is one of the minority that ended up with HPV symptoms, so I can sympathize with how you feel in being one of the unfortunates.
Huh, I had thought HSV usually had symptoms too----I guess now I know that isn't true....are you able to harbor HSV silently the way you can with HPV? That's something I need to look up myself. I just wonder, because although my current boyfriend had tested negative with a standard test, HSV and HPV aren't included, and I ended up with HPV from him.
Then again, when my immune system went down and let HPV out, I would think that HSV would have shown up too---as I had posted before, I had been pregnant for some time, which I blame as the deciding factor in causing overt symptom manifestations for HPV.
So, actually, I have a question for you two, Jimmy and CB----how much do HSV tests cost? Maybe I ought to have one done at some point just to make sure.
In a way, I suppose it's a mixed blessing that I actually had HPV symptoms.....at least now that I know I have HPV, should I ever have other partners in the future, I would know to make sure to be safer in sexual practices and be able to inform them about my status if it's apropos.....otherwise I could have been a silent carrier just like my bf and end up passing it to others without meaning to.