Thanks, Fredo. You don't have to answer this, but do you deal with this crummy disease too? Or are you exclusively a support network for the rest of the world desperate for a chance to share? Either way, thanks. Where do you get your info?
So, I can be a little thick about these things... the virus, as seems from your answer, has to be passed from infected cells into the blood stream (microtears, nics, lesions etc.) And this would signify the virus can get in anywhere there is a skin opening? So oral/hand sexual fun activities can put the other person at risk if there is any opening anywhere?
Can it be passed from blood to blood? Example, if I gave blood, would the recipient be at risk? Like other viruses, this one stays dormant and isn't really looked at as risk in doning, however, if a breakout is obvious, and the body is obviously dealing this thing head on, is blood doning and blood sisters a bad idea? You can donate if you've had mono, but not HIV. What's the status of HPV?
It sounds like this virus is like every other virus I know of, but I have been poorly skewed from lots and lots of crappy info. Yes? When we talk about the virus "getting in", there isn't a magic boring tool HPV has to get into the body as long as skin is intact, right? Oh please? Pretty please?
I plan on doing education for the people in my life and anyone else that will listen, but I would really like to be able to give them quality information. Even if it means beating a dead horse.
Still "kind of" like me? Lol. Thanks Fredo.