Stacey was very open to the panel
Stacey Solomon has revealed that she had contracted HPV from a former boyfriend – and now she fears she will develop cervical cancer.
During a discussion about whether people need to be honest about their past sexual relationships with their partners on Loose Women, the singer revealed that she contracted the Human Papillomavirus.
Talking to the panel, the mum-of-two said: ‘I was really upset after that had happened, because that person then told me they had HPV. And it was a serious strain of HPV, which causes cervical cancer.
‘So I then went and had a smear and it turned out that I had contracted it.’READ THE LATEST CELEBRITY NEWS
HPV is dangerous to women as it can cause cell changes in the cervix, which could lead to it developing cancerous cells. This is why it’s advisable for women to get regular smear tests.
However, there are different strains of the virus – some cause herpes, some cancers, and most are cured naturally over time.
Stacey added: ‘I always practise safe sex, so I used a condom I did all the right things that I thought were the right things. You have to prepare yourself, you need to know about your partner and find out, at least if they’re not going to be honest…’
The star later revealed that the only reason she had the smear test was because her partner told her that she had it… only after they had sex.
Luckily, all girls from the ages of 12-13 are offered a vaccination against HPV, which protects against all the types that cause cancer.