Emotional Toll of Genital and Anal Warts
How do I cope with the emotional toll of Genital Warts and HPV? Who can help me?
Our patients tell us about the enormous emotional toll genital and anal warts have on them. Often, we hear that the emotional burden is worse than the actual disease. It’s natural to feel like you’ve done something wrong, or have anger and blame at your partner for contracting the virus.
The truth is, you’re not a pariah. You’ve simply been infected with a virus that your body’s immune system cannot suppress completely, much like a cold or influenza.
Nonetheless, we know that the disease itself is difficult to deal with on an emotional and physical level.
You need help, and you should begin by learning as much as you can about HPV and coming to see us, because we understand and know firsthand the physical and emotional pain an HPV diagnosis brings.