Are you stuck with HPV for life or does it go away?

by Rachel on September 5, 2011

After all symptoms are gone, do you still have HPV?

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Austin Hughes September 5, 2011 at 7:05 am

HPV is a virus, and will stay with you all your life. even when symptoms are gone, the virus can still be transfered. be safe

marqueen71 September 5, 2011 at 7:48 am

HPV is with you for life and from time to time symptoms will return. There are medications. See a doctor.

MagnusMoss September 5, 2011 at 8:29 am

Ack. HIV is so well publicised that everyone attributes to all viruses traits of HIV. Ignore the other posters. Colds are a virus, and we get rid of colds completely.

You will often get rid of HPV completely. Usually it goes away within two years. Sometimes it is with you for life.

Some confusion results from the fact that many tests for HPV test for the antibobies your body makes tofight HPV. Even if you do end up “HPV free” these tests would still have you test positive. This makes it tricky sometimes to determine if the virus is still there.

Unlike many STDs, if you stop having symptoms, you eventually stop being contagious.

Candiceā„¢ September 5, 2011 at 8:38 am

Hi like all virus they will stay in ur system usually if ur healthy u might keep them at bay BUT normally they will come back when ur down from low emotionally OR unhealthy (run down),HPV is for life OK ?

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