The Human Papillomavirus ( Hpv ) Essay

791 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
Walt Disney created a magical world full of fantasy and happiness with his animations. The sky was forever blue and the flowers endlessly sang joyous songs, captivating an audience that did not consist only of toddlers. This world portrayed happiness as infinite and the characters as invincible even with an anvil crushing them into a flat pancake. This ideology leads the youth of today to surround themselves with an impenetrable bubble that keeps their innocence from being exposed to the ugliness of the outside world. That same bubble led one of my closest family members to end up with an STD that has no cure.
Unfortunately in my mom’s youth, she made unwise decisions that eventually led her to contract the human papillomavirus (HPV). I conducted an interview to get more information on the story of how my mom, Alicia Giddens, contracted this horrid infection. At the time, my mother was 25 years old and had just recently “separated” (Giddens) from my dad. She said, “I met someone from the gym and we started a relationship that lasted for several months” (Giddens). The man was much older than my mother and she described the relationship as complicated that led it to eventually end. She then noticed a collection of warts in the genital area and while there was no discomfort “they were unsightly” (Giddens). Those warts concerned my mother enough to go to the gynecologist where she was then diagnosed with HPV. After the warts were treated, my mother tested abnormal on her Pap…

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