I recently went to have my annual pap smear, and was told that my cervical cells were abnormal. At first I didn't really think anything of it since I've had abnormal results since I started my annual exams three years ago. She then told me that I pretty much have HPV. I was floored. Does this mean I've had it for three years? and how did they not mention this to me the first time it came back abnormal? I am going back in august for another pap smear to see if they are still abnormal, but at this point, i'm not sure they will find anything different. I am worried that since I've had it for this long, that i will have it for the rest of my life and i may develop cancer. I am just scared and I would love to hear about anyone else who went through this and can help me figure out what to do next. I don't want to wait till august went i could be developing cancer as we speak... thanks in advanced.