About 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with HPV and then a year later had cervical dysplasia caused by the HPV. What I did not realize in that 1 year interim was that there are many strains of the virus and that even if you are monogamous you need to use condoms, as strains can be passed back and forth between partners. (i.e. - some of the strains just cause warts while others can cause cancerous cells). Once I had laser surgery to the cervix for the dysplasia and began using condoms I never had a recurrence after that. Since then I have had a child (the surgery did not effect conception and only minorly effected my labor). Just make sure you get the pap smears as recommended, use condoms, and let any partners you have know what is going on. As far as any emotional ramifications, it helped me to talk to someone as well as to trusted friends in order to deal with the feelings around it.