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I was diagnosed with LS in 2015. This year i found out that i also have the human papillomavirus (HPV). Both these are on the valva. My specialist told me that HPV is very common and everyone who is sexal active will contract HPV at some time in their lives. It is sometimes called the 'common cold' of sexual activity. HPV infects both men and women. The virus is spread through intimate contact with genital-skin during sexual activity, via tiny breaks in the skin. Usually this happens without anyone ever knowing it or it causing any problems.
Normally your immune system can naturally clear the infection over time. However due to having LS my immune system has been unable to fight it off.
My specalist said it is extremely bad luck to have these together and recommends i get the HPV vacination. In Australia teenagers are provided free vacination for HPV. Adults however need to pay for this. I will get the vacine.
Does anyone else have these two conditions together and can tell me what to expect!!
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