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I'm finding some conflicting information on the Internet regarding HPV: some sites indicate that it is a lifelong STI, while others state that the virus can clear within one to two years. Can you help to clarify?
No, it usually goes away on it's own. I think what the various websites mean is that there is no cure, and it is sexually transmitted, and very contagious, and you can transmit HPV without even knowing that you have HPV. The other serious side effect of HPV is that it can cause a lot of damage, and other illnesses like genital warts, cervical changes and cervical cancer. So it is very important to try and prevent HPV. If you need more advice, then you can ask 'Gynaedoc', or go to a gynaecologist for an examination. Good luck.
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