You may have heard about the “HPV vaccine” or the “cervical cancer vaccine”. Both names are a little overblown only because there is no vaccine that can prevent against all strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) nor is there any vaccine that can prevent all cases of cervical cancer. But we are certainly getting closer!
My most recent pap smear came back abnormal. I had a colposcopy and my doctor said that it looked like I had only mild cervical changes. He checked for warts but did not find any. Can I still have sex with my boyfriend (vaginal and oral)? What safer sex practices should we use, and for how long?