I was just diagnosed as HPV positive based off an abnormal p

I was just diagnosed as HPV positive based off an abnormal pap. I'm waiting to see a specialist and in the meantime I am absolutely terrified. All I know is that the type I have could cause cancer. I have a good guess of who gave it to me, so I'm thinking I've had it from anywhere from four months to a year and a half now with absolutely no symptoms. I've never been more scared of anything in my life. Help. :(

I have HPV and I know others that have it too. I was scared such as yourself when I was first diagnosed. I ended up having a lesion on my ovary but , after a biopsy, it was concluded to be benign and everything turned out fine. I have actually read that 80 % of the population have it.

I'm glad it turned out to be benign for you. Will I have HPV for the rest of my life?